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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 31st, 2015

Dawson

John William Keating, 55, Dawsonville
John William Keating, 55, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born September 13, 19 ...

Habersham

Phillip Lewis Cook, 80, Cornelia
Phillip Lewis Cook, age 80, of Cornelia, Georgia, formerly of St. Petersburg, Florida went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 31, 2015 following a sudden illness. ...
Edward Lee Gerrin, 59, Alto
Edward Lee Gerrin, age 59 of Alto, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Gerrin was born December 10, 1956 in Demorest to Dorothy Jean Wade Gerrin and th ...
Jessica Dawn Spivey, 39, Cornelia
  Jessica Dawn Spivey, age 39 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015. Born in Stephens County on June 18, 1976, she was a daughter of the late Joan Mille M ...

Hall

Joyce Juanita Peck Sexton, 82, Murrayville
Mrs. Joyce Juanita Peck Sexton, age 82, of Murrayville, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

Donnie E. Welch, 63, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donnie E. Welch, age 63, of Maysville, who passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Mr. Welch was born in Jacksonville Florida, a s ...

Other

Albert Lee Watkins, 92, Dandridge, TN; formerly of Clayton
Mr. Albert Lee Watkins, age 92 of Dandridge, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Sevierville Healthcare and Rehab.   A son of the late Jim and Roxie Keen ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
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.