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Local Obits for Sat. May 16th, 2015

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Frances Hall, 80, Statham
   Mrs. Frances Hall, age 80, of Statham, Georgia died May 16, 2015 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Will and Sarah Adeline Watkins Chambers.  ...
Jonathon Corey Wells, 26, Winder
Jonathan Corey Wells, age 26, of Winder passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-65 ...

Forsyth

Alma Geist Cap, 98, Cumming
Alma Geist Cap, 98, of Cumming, GA, originally from Califon, NJ and longtime resident of Perth Amboy, NJ, passed away at the Embracing Hospice Center in Cumming, GA on May 16, 2015 ...

Gwinnett

Meredith Ann Forlenza, 33, Buford
Meredith Ann Forlenza, 33, of Buford, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 16, at her home, after a 10-month battle against triple negative breast cancer.   Meredith’s ...

Hall

Virginia 'Ginnie' Brown, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia "Ginnie" Brown, age 87, of Gainesville, Georgia arrived at her heavenly home Saturday, May 16, 2015.         &nbs ...
John Lee Givogre, III, 20, Gainesville
John Lee Givogre, III, age 20, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to be with his Lord Jesus on Saturday, May 16, 2015.           &nb ...
Delta Austin Smith, 97, Cumming
  Delta Austin Smith, 97, passed away May 16, 2015, after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Edward Smith.   She is survived by fiv ...
Carrie Hazel (Williams) Wright, 93, of Gainesville passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at her residence.           ...

Jackson

Mac Cates, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mac Cates, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Saturday, May 16, 2015.  Funeral Services are incomplete at thi ...
Samuel MacArthur Cates, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Samuel MacArthur “Mack” Cates, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, May 16, 2015.  Mr. Cates ...
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Ruth Lewallen Lawson, 88, who passed away on Saturday morning, May 16, 2015.  Mrs. Lawson was the daughter of the late John W ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Clinton Scott O’Neal, age 28, of Tucker who passed away on May 16th, 2015. He was the son of the late Michael D. O’N ...

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Jane (Clara) Christopher, age 62, of Canton, GA passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her father, John Walter Christopher.  She is survived ...

Stephens

Wesley Kyle Teate, 16, Martin
Wesley Kyle Teate, age 16, of 79 Julian Westmoreland Drive, Martin, GA, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.   A son of David Teate ...

White

Phyllis Mongue, 93, Cleveland
Mrs. Phyllis Mongue age 93 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, May16, 2015 at her residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by ...
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.