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Local Obits for Wed. May 6th, 2015

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Frank Speciale III, 42, Winder
Frank Speciale III, age 42 of Winder passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

Forsyth

Harry Dean Maret, 80, Cumming
  Harry Dean Maret, 80, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 6, 2015. Born in Atlanta, GA, Dean was preceded in death by his mother, Escar and father, Paul, and 3 brothers and ...

Gwinnett

Cecil Harold Johnson, 80, Sugar Hill
Cecil Harold Johnson, age 80 of Sugar Hill, GA died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill ...

Habersham

Hazel Marie Anderson Wood, 88, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Hazel Marie Anderson Wood of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Rev. Connie Berry, Rev. Raym ...

Hall

Dorothy 'Jean' Hodnett, 77, Gainesville
              Dorothy “Jean” Hodnett, 77, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at No ...
Linda Lee Seabolt Hulsey, 73, Gainesville
              Linda Lee Seabolt Hulsey, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at her residenc ...
Juluia R. (Judy) Meeks, 75, Flowery Branch
Juluia R. (Judy) Meeks, 75, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness.      &n ...

Jackson

Elijah Grant Buice, Inf, Jefferson
Mr. Elijah Grant Buice, infant son of Andrew and Tonya David Buice of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  He was preceded in death by ...

Other

Vangeng Yang, 91, Oxford
Vangneng Yang, age 91, of Oxford passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home.  The family will ...

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Jerry Lee Williams, 69, Cleveland
Mr. Jerry Lee Williams age 69 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announces later by Barrett ...
Patricia Ruth Clark, 77, Cleveland
Patricia Ruth Clark, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Clark was born on June 22, 1937, in Cleveland, GA, to t ...
Ethel Campbell Ragan, 94, Cleveland
Heavens gates swung open wide as Mrs. Ethel Campbell Ragan age 94 of Cleveland went home to be with her Heavenly Father and her husband of 54 years the late Rev. Harry Ragan. Mrs. ...
Darrell Ray Willis Sr. age 53 of Sautee passed away Wednesday May 6, 2015. Mr. Willis was born in Gainesville, Texas the son of the late Edgar Willis and Gladys Saturday. He was ...
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