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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 27th, 2015

Forsyth

Mary Rebecca Royal Jacobs, 92, of Cumming, GA died on May 27, 2015.  Born in Walton County, GA on September 25, 1922, she was the daughter of the late John and Adabel Jones Ro ...

Habersham

Barbara Anne McElhannon McCoy, age 79, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Mrs. McCoy was born on July 12, 1935 in Athens, Georgia to the late John Hen ...

Hall

Violet M. Jones, 83, Gainesville
Graveside Services will be held 4:00pm Friday May 29, 2015 at  Hillside Memorial Gardens for Violet M. Jones, 83, of Gainesville. Randy Ragan will officiate. The F ...

Jackson

Ronnie Terrell Smith, 66, Commerce
Mr. Ronnie Terrell Smith, age 66, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Mr. Smith was born in Commerce to the late Rogers and Faith Dixon Smith.  He was a member ...

Other

Timothy Dale Maloch, 46, Winterville
Timothy Dale Maloch, age 46, of Winterville passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Mr. Maloch was a NASCAR fan, enjoyed music; the guitar being his favorite instrument.  H ...

Rabun

Catherine “Cathy” Pritchett Gihl, of Rabun Gap, Georgia, lost her long fight with cancer and passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  She ...
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