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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 27th, 2015

Forsyth

John Joseph Dumphy, 78, Cumming
John Joseph Dumphy, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday June 27, 2015. Born August 29, 1936 in Worcester, MA to the late T. Francis and Mary Dumphy, he had lived in Forsyth ...
Frank B. (Big Daddy) Pounds, Sr. age 91, of Cumming passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Pounds served in World War II. He was a former member and Ordained ...
Cecil Tidwell, 65, Cumming
Cecil Tidwell, age 65, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Lee Tidwell Sr. and 7 siblings.   C ...

Habersham

Raymond Holbrooks, 81, Baldwin
  Raymond Holbrooks, age 81 of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Toccoa, ...
Heidi McGrew, 69, Helen
Heidi McGrew, age 69, of Helen, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Ms. McGrew was born on May 26, 1946 in Germany to Wiegand and Lina Marställer. She was a m ...

Hall

Jack Clyburn Miller, 92, Hoschton
Mr. Jack Clyburn Miller, age 92, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Memorial Park South Cemetery. ...
Jeanne K. Nye, 89, Gainesville
?Jeanne K. Nye, 89, of Gainesville, died Saturday June 27, 2015.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home & Crematory.

Jackson

Xerlan Hazen Swaffar, 104, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Xerlan Hazen Swaffar, age 104, of Jefferson GA, who passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Mrs. Swaffar was born on a farm near Cent ...
Bernard Lynn Webb, Jr., 62, Hoschton
Bernard Lynn Webb, Jr., age 62, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Memorial services will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home. The family wi ...

Lumpkin

Pegi Lauren Black, 68, Dahlonega
Mrs. Pegi Lauren Black, age 68, of Dahlonega passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Ga following the return of an extended illness. Born in Pari ...

Stephens

  Mrs. Betty Ann Shirley Lawson, age 85, of 762 Rock Creek Road, Toccoa, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, at Athens Regional Medical Center.   A daughter of th ...

White

Jonathan Barnes Johnson, 80, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jonathan Barnes Johnson, age 80 of Cleveland. John passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Funeral services are schedule ...
Jonathon Johnson, 80, Cleveland
Jonathon Johnson, 80 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health.  Funeral arrangements are in complete and will b ...
Geneva Turner, 87, Cleveland
Mrs. Geneva Turner, age 87, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Turner was born on April 7, 1928 to the late Fred and Annie Garmon Gil ...
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.