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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 8th, 2015

Banks

William Erskine "Bill" Smith, Jr., age 74, of Alto, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015.Born on June 17, 1940, in Walton County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Will ...

Dawson

June Young, 79, Dawsonville
June Young, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday March 8, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.Born August 6, 1935 in Dawson County to the lat ...
Mildred Griffith Broome, 82, Dawsonville
Mildred Griffith Broome, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday March 8, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Broome was born August 30, 1932 in Fort Payne, Alab ...

Forsyth

Kathryn Sears, 86, Cumming
Kathryn Sears, born September 11th, 1928, passed with peace and grace on March 8th, 2015. She is survived by her brothers John Sears Jr., Allen Sears, and sister Alashia Dawson, a ...
Lynda Couch Murphy, 69, Cumming
Lynda Couch Murphy age 69, of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Lynda was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. Lynda retired from Tyson's after 43 years of servi ...

Habersham

Jackie Craft, 51, Cornelia
Jackie Craft age 51 of Cornelia, Ga. died Sunday March 8, 2015 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center.A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday March 11, 2015 at the Hillside Chape ...

Hall

Gaynelle Haynie Hurley, 95, Hoschton
Mrs. Gaynelle Haynie Hurley, 95 of Hoschton died Sunday March 8, 2015 at the Oaks of Braselton.Born in Hoschton, Georgia, Mrs. Hurley had lived in Hall County for most of her life. ...
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