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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 9th, 2015

Banks

Shelby Presley, 67, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shelby Presley, age 67, of Maysville, who passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The Funeral Services are incomplete at this time. ...

Forsyth

Linda Pruitt Chambers, 68, Cumming
Linda Pruitt Chambers, age 68, of Cumming, died on Saturday, May 9, 2015, after a short battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Larry J. Chambers, ...
Joseph Dillard McGinnis, age 77 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2015. He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. He loved the lake and was an avid golfer.   ...
Kyrie Shalom Lewis, 45, Canton
Kyrie Shalom Lewis, age 45 of Canton, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015.   Services will be anounced at a later date.   Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, ...
Rachel Porter Wall Higgins age 94 of Cumming Ga. Died on Saturday May 9, 2015 at the Gracemont Assisted Living in Cumming, Ga. from an extended illness.   A nativ ...

Gwinnett

Gladys Jones Adair, 92, Buford
Gladys Jones Adair, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester S. Adair. She is survived by her children, Patri ...

Habersham

Mary Lou Caudell Meister, age 91, of Baldwin, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015. Born on August 13, 1923, in Banks County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Myrtle Ausbur ...

Hall

Diego Martinez, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Diego Martinez, age 81, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton. Memorial Mass will be 6:30 p.m., Monday, May ...
Matthew Hopkins Sr., 90, Gainesville
Matthew Hopkins Sr. age 90, well known as “Shoefus” went home to be with his parents and siblings early Saturday morning May 9, 2015. After a courageous and strong will ...

Jackson

Steve Kenneth Smith, 51, Commerce
     Mr. Steve Kenneth Smith, age 51, of Commerce, Georgia died May 9, 2015.  A native of Tucker, Georgia he was a driver for Keystone Brothers.  &nb ...
Shelby Fowler Presley, 67, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shelby Fowler Presley, age 67, of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, May 9, 2015.  Mrs. Presley was born in Jack ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret “Maggie” Ellen O’Brien Marshall, age 84, of Atlanta, who passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015. Mrs. Marshall ...
Herman Reynolds, 85, Pendergrass
Herman Reynolds age 85 of Pendergrass, Ga. passed away May 8, 2015 at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Reynolds was born April 4, 1930 in Hall county to the late Ha ...

Lumpkin

Gerry Sommers, 70, Dahlonega
Gerry Sommers, 70, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with a debilitating brain disorder.  By his side were his wife of ...

White

Margie Melvinnie Nations Wheeler, age 91, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015. Born on May 13, 1923, in White County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mar ...
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
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