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Local Obits for Wed. May 13th, 2015

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Phyllis Westphal Bonner, 81, Alpharetta, formerly of Baldwin
Phyllis Westphal Bonner, age 81 of Alpharetta, Georgia, formerly of Baldwin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta surrounde ...
Robert “Bobby” Holbrook, 82, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Robert “Bobby” Holbrook, age 82, of Clarkesville will be held Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hills Crossing Baptist Church.   R ...

Hall

Dee Lois Hamilton, 72, Gainesville
               Ms. Dee Lois Hamilton age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at Northea ...
Edward Henry Cantrell Sr. (Hoghead) left this earth to take his place in Heaven on Wednesday May 13, 2015.   He is survived by his children: Edward Henry Cantrell Jr. ...
Willonel Martin Goss, 94, Oakwood
Willonel Martin Goss, age 94, of Oakwood passed away peacefully following a period of declining health on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Mrs. Goss was born on March 27, 1921, on Easter S ...
Catherine Pauline Holcomb, 89, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Catherine Pauline Holcomb, age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton. Memorial Services will be 2: ...
Jackeline Tosado, 29, Gainesville
  Ms. Jackeline Tosado, age 29, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Memorial Pa ...

Jackson

James (Jim) Cleveland Biggerstaff, 71, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at his home in Hoschton, GA.  He was born on February 2, 1944 in Michigan City, IN to George & ...

White

Phyllis Kesler Davis, 61, Cleveland
Mrs. Phyllis Kesler Davis, age 61 of 907 Oak Point Drive, Cleveland, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at her residence. A daughter of Idell Anderson Kesler and the la ...
Sheila Ruth Foster, 66, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Ms. Sheila Ruth Foster, age 66 of Cleveland. Ms. Foster passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Graveside services are sched ...
James E. (Buddy) Walker, 70, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. James E. ‘Buddy” Walker, age 70 of Cleveland. Mr. Walker passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Graveside s ...
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.