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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 10th, 2015

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Elizabeth Jane Butler, 70, Winder
Elizabeth Jane Butler, age 70, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...

Dawson

Larry Clonts, 48, Dawsonville
Larry Clonts, 48, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday July 9, 2015 following a sudden illness. Born May 20, 1967 in Forsyth County, he lived in Dawson County for over 30 years.& ...
Marion F. Shirley, Sr, 94, Dawsonville
Marion F. Shirley, Sr., 94, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 10, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born September 26, 1920 in Alpharetta to the ...

Forsyth

Russell T. Williams, 20, Cumming
Russell T. Williams 20, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 10, 2015. He is survived by his mother; Leah Douglass, father; David Williams; brothers Evan Williams, David Will ...

Habersham

Carlton W. Blackburn, 89, Cornelia
Carlton W. Blackburn, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Froday, July 10, 2015 in Southaven, Mississippi. Mrs. Blackburn was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Churc ...
Edwin Thom Mayes, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Edwin Thom Mayes, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville.  Rev. Lisa G ...
Lewis McDonald, 76, Alto
Lewis McDonald, age 76, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 following a sudden illness. Mr. McDonald was born on January 21, 1939 in Gainesville, Georgia to th ...

Hall

William Robert Harlin, 84, Gainesville
William Robert Harlin, 84, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Chape ...
Boyd Washington Sosebee, 90, Gainesville
 Mr. Boyd Washington Sosebee, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness.      ...

Jackson

Eddie Mae Thurmond Hogan, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of  Mrs. Eddie Mae Thurmond Hogan, age 89 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 10, 2015.  Mrs. Hogan was born i ...

Stephens

Theo Bracewell, 70, Toccoa
Mrs. Theo Dorothy Meier Bracewell, age 70, of 16 Crestwood Dr., Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   Daughter of the late Pa ...
John Wayne “Johnson” Sertain   Mr. John Wayne “Johnson” Sertain age 57 of 41 Cottonwood Court, Toccoa passed away Thursday July 9, 2015 at Stephe ...

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George Farris, 71, Cleveland
Mr. George Farris age 71 of Cleveland passed away on July 10, 2015 following a brief illness.    He is survived by his loving wife Pamela Farris, children; Abriel F ...
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.