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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 22nd, 2015

Dawson

Edwin F. "Frank" Kreischer, 63, Dawsonville
Edwin F. "Frank" Kreischer, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday March 22, 2015 at Mesun Hospice following a period of declining health.Born December 6, 1951 in Macon, G ...

Forsyth

Josephine Thornton Ramsey, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, Eddie Fred Ramsey. She is su ...

Hall

John David Garrett, Sr., 66, Braselton
John David Garrett, Sr., 66, of Braselton passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 24, ...
Karen Ann Freeman Cash, 57, of Lula passed away on March 22, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at ...
Mary Ruth Holcomb, 87, Georgetown. TX formerly of Gainesville
Mary Ruth Holcomb was born in Gainesville, Georgia to John Edward and Odell Allison. Ruth passed away Sunday, March 22nd, in Georgetown, Texas, where she has been living with her ...
Ricky Lee Martin, 62, Gainesville
Ricky Lee Martin, 62 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 21, 2015 as a result of a motorcycle accident.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Martin was born January 27, ...
Sarah Nell Howell Carter, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Sarah Nell Howell Carter, age 94, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday March 22, 2015. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, March ...
T. Leroy Whiting, 87, Flowery Branch
Mr. T. Leroy Whiting, 87 of Flowery Branch died Sunday March 22, 2015 at his residence.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Whiting was the son of the late E. Parks and Jean Eva ...
Thomas Ray White, 81, Lula
Mr. Thomas Ray White, 81, of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Jackson

Carl Elbert 'Coody' Gibbs, 67, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Carl Elbert "Coody" Gibbs, age 67, of Pendergrass Georgia, who entered into rest Saturday, March 22, 2015. Mr. Gibbs was bo ...
Ethel Ann Gary, 84, Commerce
Mrs.Ethel Ann Gary, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Landmark Hospital. Mrs. Gary was born in Commerce to the late William Thad and Bessie Snipes Pendergras ...

Lumpkin

Gracie 'Ruth' Cain, 73, Dahlonega
Gracie "Ruth" Cain, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and retired from Burlington Industries Pine ...

Stephens

Mrs. Betty Hitt Swords Garrison, age 91 of Prather Bridge Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Morningside Assisted Living in Gainesville, Georgia.A daughter ...
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