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Local Obits for Thu. May 28th, 2015

Banks

James Morris Free, 75, Homer
James Morris Free, age 75, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at The Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Free was born on February 8, 1940 in Homer, G ...

Forsyth

  Betty Gilleland Jennings, 75, Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Betty was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved gardening and volunteering ...
Larry Trout, 68, Cumming
Larry Trout, age 66, of Cumming, passed away on May 28, 2015.  He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  Larry loved spending time with his family, especially h ...

Gwinnett

Margie LaRose Bennett, 71, Buford
Margie LaRose Bennett, 71, of Buford, GA, passed away on Thursday, June 4 2015. She was a faithful member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Cumming, GA. Margie is preceded in death b ...
Billie Dove Hill, 79, Auburn
Billie Dove Hill, age 79, of Auburn passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015.  Mrs. Hill was a faithful follower of Christ. Her hobbies included sewing, arts and crafts. Mrs. Hill w ...

Habersham

Frances Land DeWitt, 94, Cornelia
Frances Land DeWitt, age 94, of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at her son’s residence. Born on September 16, 1920, in Columbus, Georgia, she was a daughter o ...

Hall

Vanessa Dell Dyer, 55, Gainesville
Vanessa Dell Dyer, age 55 of Gainesville, went to be with the Lord from a long term illness.  Ms. Dyer was born August 22, 1959 in Hamilton, WV to John Leonard Dyer and the ...
Marty Holbrook, 81, Gainesville
  ? Open  Reply  Reply All More   Marty Holbrook 81 of Gainesville,Ga. died Friday June 5, 2015 at Willowbrook Nurs ...
Charles Albert Maniscalco, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Albert Maniscalco, age 83, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.
Nicholas Bruce Pickell, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Nicholas Bruce Pickell, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 3015 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Memorial services to be held at a later ...

Jackson

Pamela Berryman Baker, 65, Nicholson
Mrs. Pamela Berryman Baker, age 65, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Baker was born in Elberton to Magolene Barrett Hardy and the ...
Troy Marshall Spivey, 64, Commerce
Troy Marshall Spivey, age 64, of Commerce passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

Stephens

Terresa Jo Tatum Purcell, 51, Eastanollee
Mrs. Terresa Jo Tatum Purcell age 51 of 1054 Gooseneck Road, Eastanollee passed away Thursday May, 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of the lat ...
Mrs. Ronzielene Mize Simmons age 61 of 140 Avon Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday June 1, 2015 at her residence A daughter of the late Ronzie and Katie Lou Fulbright Mize, 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