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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 26th, 2015

Dawson

Lemma W. Swafford, 87, Dawsonville
Lemma W. Swafford, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday April 26, 2015 at Gold City Convalescent Center following a period of declining health. Born May 15, 1927 in Dawson Coun ...

Forsyth

Joseph Colmore Creason, 90, Cumming
Joseph Colmore Creason, age 90, passed away on April 26, 2015. Joe was a member of the Cumming Church of Christ and former member and deacon of the East Point Church of Christ. He ...

Gwinnett

Marcell Derise Smith, 54, Lawrenceville
Marcell Derise Smith, age 54, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Smith; and grandmother, Maude Smith. He is su ...

Hall

Landen James Morton, 2, Gainesville
Landen James Morton, age 2, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 3 ...
Gurvin W. Collins, 95, Gainesville
Gurvin W. Collins, 95, of Gainesville, Ga passed away Sunday April 26, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, Gainesville GA.
Betty Sue Simonds Parker, 68, Gainesville
            Mrs. Betty Sue Simonds Parker, age 68, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Northeast Geor ...
James H. Salter, 80, Gainesville
James H. Salter, 80, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Robert Lee Worley, 84, Gainesville
Robert Lee Worley age 84 of Gainesville passed away Sunday April 26, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mr. Worley was born October 7, 1930 ...

Jackson

Kenneth Neil Hickox, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Neil Hickox, age 77, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Mr. Hickox was born in Delray Beach, Florida, a ...

Other

Willie Earl Bush, Jr., 74, Chamblee
       Mr. Willie Earl Bush, Jr., age 74 of Chamblee, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at his brother’s residence following an extended ...
Gilbert T. Jones, 78, Colbert, Ga., formerly of Flowery Branch
Gilbert T. Jones, age 78, of Colbert, GA, formerly of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. T. W. and Areath ...

White

Dianne Duncan, 72, Cleveland
Dianne Duncan, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Duncan was born on October 3, 1942, in Panama City, Florida, to the late Thomas ...
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.