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John Edward Bieber, 75, Winder
John Edward Bieber, age 75, of Winder passed away Monday, May 4, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-6 ...

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Melanie Elaine Garton a resident of Cumming, passed away peacefully at home late into the night on Monday, fourth of May after a long and courageous fight with breast cancer. She w ...

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Inez F. Garrett, 85, Demorest
      Inez Fitzgerald Garrett, age 85, of Demorest, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. Born on January 10, 1930, in the Habersham Mills Community, she was ...

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Jack Nelson Thomason, 88, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jack Nelson Thomason, age 88, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at his residence.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015 in the ...
Catherine Lavern Wright, 64, Gainesville
Mrs. Catherine Lavern Wright, age 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  Funeral services ar ...
Rev. David Fitzpatrick, 64, Braselton
On May 4, 2015, David McLoy Fitzpatrick, Sr. flew into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, whom he had faithfully served all the days of his life. David was a lifelong Bu ...
Floyd Scotty Morris, Gainesville
Our beloved son, brother, uncle, and brother-in-law Floyd Scotty Morris went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday May 4, 2015.   Scotty was a gradu ...

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Edwin Ross Cathey, 91, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Edwin Ross Cathey, age 91 of Helen. Mr. Cathey passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 following a brief illness. He was on ...
Joe F. Etris, 71, Cleveland
Joe F. Etris, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 04, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Etris was born March 29, 1944 in Cleveland to the late Judge and Hester Ferguson ...
William Doug Jones, 72, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 6, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for William Doug Jones, age 72, Cleveland. The Rev. Nathan Hudgins will offic ...
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.