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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 20th, 2015

Banks

Thelma Brewer, 97, Lula
Thelma Chambers Brewer, age 97, of Lula, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015.Funeral services are 2 pm Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart ...

Forsyth

David E. Webster, 81, Cumming
David E. Webster, age 81, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015. David attended Salem United Methodist Church in Dawson County. He was a Past Master of Georgia Lodge ...
Kelly Wayne Standridge, 56, Cumming
Kelly Wayne Standridge, born February 1, 1959, died February 20, 2015. He was the son of the late Kelly Standridge and Janie Phillips Standridge. Wayne is survived by his daughter, ...
Marie Martin, 77, Cumming
Marie Martin, age 77, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Marie was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Ch ...

Habersham

Ruth Dill Alexander, 86, Mt. Airy
Ruth Dill Alexander, age 86, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 following a sudden illness.Mrs. Alexander was born on August 13, 1928 in Habersham County ...

Hall

Cindy Lee Smigelsky, 56, Flowery Branch
Cindy Lee Smigelsky, 56, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Smigelsky was born on April 20, 1 ...
Darline B. Anderson, 90, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Darline B. Anderson, 90 of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday February 20, 2015.Private Family Funeral services will be held.Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, ...
Martha Jo Simmons, 85, Alto
Martha Jo Simmons, 85, of Alto, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesda ...
Thomas Joseph Haggerty, 31, Flowery Branch
Thomas Joseph Haggerty "TJ" by all that knew him, from Flowery Branch, Georgia, died un-expectantly on Friday, February 20, 2015, at 31 years old. Survived by his mother ...
Vicente Galvan, 73, Gillsville
Mr. Vicente Galvan, age 73 of Gillsville, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...
Wilbur Eugene 'Gene' Lowe, 93, Gainesville
Wilbur Eugene "Gene" Lowe, age 93, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services are sc ...

Jackson

Vans Randell Brinson Clinkscales, Commerce, Georgia passed Thursday morning at her residence, Traynham , after a brief illness. She was born to Benjamin Wardlaw and Floride Randell ...

Lumpkin

Marty Joe Howard, 56, Dawsonville
Marty Joe Howard, age 56, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), died Friday February 20, 2015 at his residence following a sudden illness.Marty was born in Gainesville, GA January 1 ...

Rabun

Jean S. Keener, 70, Tiger
Jean S. Keener, 70, of Tiger, Georgia went to be with the Lord February 20, 2015.Jean was born in Rabun County the daughter of the late Ralph Curtis Shirley and Myrtle Craig Shirl ...
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