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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 3rd, 2015

Forsyth

Rachel Montree Martin, 84, Cumming
Rachel Montree Martin, age 84 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, July  3, 2015. She was with The Forsyth County Board of Education for 30 years retiring as a secretary at Sawn ...
Joan Diane Pendley, 71, Cumming
Joan Diane Pendley, age 71, of Cumming, passed away July 3, 2015. She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. Joan is preceded in death by her parents, Egbert and Lois Payne, ...

Gwinnett

Lucretia Ann Roberts, 55, Buford
Lucretia Ann Roberts, 55, of Buford, Georgia, passed away on July 3rd.  The ceremony service will be held at 2PM on July 7th at Rudders Funera ...

Habersham

David Jonathon Whitaker, 43, Mt. Airy
  David Jonathon Whitaker, age 43, of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015. Born on April 29, 1972, in Habersham, County, he was a son of the late George and Barba ...

Hall

Martha Ann Peck Brooks, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Martha Ann Peck Brooks age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Friday July 03, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.     &nbs ...
James Edwin Faulkner, 70, Flowery Branch
Mr. James Edwin Faulkner, age 70, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away peacefully Friday, July 3, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Faulkner was born J ...
Winnie Christine Pirkle, age 83, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, 2015 ...
William A Royal, III, 68, Gainesville
William A. Royal ,lll age 68 of Gainesville, Ga. died July 3, 2015 at his residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held  Monday at 2:00 pm July 6, 2015 in ...
John Dee (J.D.) Satterfield, 94, Gainesville
Mr. John Dee “J.D.” Satterfield, age 94, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015. He was preceded in death by his son, David N. Satterfield; parents, J ...

Jackson

Carolyn M. Scoggins, 63, Jefferson
Carolyn M. Scoggins, age 63 of Jefferson, GA died Friday, July 3, 2015. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Danny ...

Stephens

Roy Alexander Fitzgerald, 88, Eastanollee
Mr. Roy Alexander Fitzgerald age 88 of 178 Turner Road, Eastanollee passed away Thursday June 2, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in Atlanta.   A son of the late Alexander and M ...

Union

Billy J. Marr, 78, Suches
Billy J. Marr, age 78, of Suches, GA and formerly of the Mt. Moriah Community of Hoschton, GA passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his son, Phillip Wesl ...

White

Frank Lee Baker Jr., 64, Sautee
Frank Lee Baker Jr. age 64, of Sautee passed away Friday July 3, 2015.  Mr. Baker was born in Fulton County the son of the late Frank Lee Baker Sr. and Sarah Adams Baker. & ...
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