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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 17th, 2015

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Kenny Stephens, 57, Winder
Mr. Kenny Stephens, age 57, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 17, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Jacksonville, Florida, he was a former resident of Conyers, Georgia.  ...

Forsyth

Charles Auston Vandergrift, 82, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Remlap, AL, passed away peacefully at Embracing Hospice on July 16, 2015. Mr. Vandergrift retired from Southern Precisio ...

Gwinnett

Kristin Ann Morahan, 30, Buford
Miss Kristin Ann Morahan, age 30, of Buford passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 16, 2015.   Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Prince of Peac ...
Grace Burel Puckett, 88, Buford
Grace Burel Puckett, age 88, of the Duncan Creek Community in Buford, GA passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015. She was born February 5, 1927 to Calvin and Mary Jane Pruitt Burel. Sh ...

Habersham

John Lanier Darnell, 91, Clarkesville
John Lanier Darnell, age 91, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015 following an extended illness. Mr. Darnell was born on December 2, 1923, in Jas ...
Tony James Vandiver, 63, Clarkesville
Tony James Vandiver, age 63, of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015. Born on September 2, 1951, in Habersham County, he was the son of the late William Brofford Ar ...

Hall

Jeanette Millwood Dale, 74, Gillsville
Jeanette Millwood Dale, 74 of Gillsville, Ga. passed on to be with the Lord on July 17th, 2015.  After a short hard fought battle with cancer, Jeanette went peacefully.  ...
Sandra Henson Gaither, 73, Gainesville
Sandra Henson Gaither passed away on Thursday July 16, 2015 in Gainesville, Georgia.   She was born on November 20, 1941 to Ponce de Leon (P.D) and Fannie Arthur Henson. ...
Mary Elizabeth Pendley, 84, Gainesville
Mary Elizabeth Pendley, 84, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015.   She is survived by her daughter, Sheila and Norm Kerr; grandchildren, David Cotterm ...
Shirley Sniper, 79, Lousiville, formerly Gainesville
Taylor Funeral Home of Louisville announces the death and funeral services of Mrs. Shirley Snipes, age 79 of Louisville, formerly of Gainesville, who died Friday morning, July 17, ...
Crystal Mechelle Robertson Walker, age 30, of Lula, GA passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at her residence after a brief illness from cancer. She was born April 25, 1985 to Chris ...

Jackson

Janet M. Standridge, 63, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janet M. Standridge, age 63, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 17, 2015.  Mrs. Standridge was born in Com ...

Other

Laura Campbell Griswell, 91, Covington
Laura Campbell Griswell, age 91, of Covington, GA passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Griswell; and son, Randy Griswell. She ...

Rabun

John Robert Findley, 85, Tiger
John Robert Findley, 85, of Tiger, Georgia passed away July 17, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Findley graduated from Norcross High School in 1947, then attended Berry College and g ...

White

Evelyn Reynolds Bassett, 96, Cleveland
Evelyn Reynolds Bassett, 96, of Cleveland passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She entered Heaven with an alert mind but a tired body.   ...
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