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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 27th, 2015

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Vonda Sue Cooper, 55, Statham
Vonda Sue Cooper, age 55, of Statham passed away Friday, November 27, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Catherine Ivy Taylor, 78, Winder
 Mrs. Catherine Ivy Taylor, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 26,  2015.  Born in Duluth, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Ethel Garmo ...

Forsyth

Timothy "Tim" J. Sotack, age 69, of Forsyth County, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015.  Tim loved to travel, golf, bake, and entertain.  He is preceded i ...

Gwinnett

Winnie H. “Polly” Thornton, age 92 of Buford, GA died Friday, November 27, 2015. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Mem ...
Josephine F. “Josie” Wilson, 94, of Suwanee, GA died on November 27, 2015.   Born in Ambler, PA she was the daughter of the late Adolf and Frances Primo. The fa ...

Habersham

Jessie Mae Fain Colston, 87, Demorest
Jessie Mae Fain Colston, age 87, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 26, 2015 following a sudden illness.   Mrs. Colston was born o ...
Larry Smith, 61, Cornelia
Larry Smith, age 61 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015. Born in Habersham County on January 21, 1954, he was a son of the late Noble and Lizzie Payne Smith. Mr. ...

Hall

Johnny C. Brock, 75, Gillsville
?Funeral services will be held @ 2:00 pm Monday Nov. 30, 2015 in the Chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Johnny C. Brock 75 of Gillsville, Ga. with Interment to f ...
Irene Pickelsimer Cochran, 76, Gainesville
               Irene Pickelsimer Cochran, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 at Nort ...
Mr. James "Jim" Francis Cook, Sr. of Gainesville passed away Friday November 27,2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be Tuesday ...
Jewell Elveta McGraw, 79, Gainesville
       Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday November 30, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Jewell Elveta McGraw, age 79, of Ga ...
Billy Dean Thompson Sr., 80, of Oakwood passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Peachtree Hospice following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, De ...
Mary Malena Twiggs, 45, Gillsville
Ms. Mary Malena Twiggs age 45 of Gillsville passed away on Friday November 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Nona Harrison Whitmire, 106, Gainesville
Mrs. Nona Harrison Whitmire, age 106, of Gainesville, Georgia died Thursday, November 26, 2015.                 Born on September 7, 1909 ...
Deacon Bennie Neal Williams, 71, Gainesville
Home Going Celebration of Life Services for Deacon Bennie Neal  Williams (71) of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 11:00 AM, New Life Missi ...
Margie N. Wilson, 68, Lula
Margie N. Wilson, 68, of Lula, died Friday November 27, 2015.  Margie was born in White County on March 17, 1947 to the late Harvey and Catherine Coker. In addition to her ...

Other

Lloyd James Gilreath, 79, Somerville, TN
Lloyd James Gilreath, age 79, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and husband of Jean Powell Gilreath, departed this life Friday morning, November 27, 2015 at the Bolivar General Hos ...

Stephens

Mrs. Agnes Blanche Sims Lewallen, age 74 of 416 E. Tugalo Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 27, 2015 at Habersham Medical Center.   A daughter of the la ...
Hubert “Junior” Simmons                        & ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69