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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 31st, 2015

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Donald Thomas, 65, Auburn
Mr. Donald Thomas, age 65, of Auburn, Georgia passed away July 31, 2015.  Mr. Thomas was preceded by his Father, Andrew Thomas and Brother, Rick Thomas.   He had att ...

Dawson

Grace Fields, 77, Dawsonville
Grace Fields, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 31, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice following a period of declining health. Born January 26, 1938 to the late Hoke and ...

Hall

Mary Ann Norrell Brock, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Ann Norrell Brock ,age  85, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Hall County, Georgia on January 22 ...
Etta Mildred England, 75, Gainesville
Etta Mildred England, 75, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015 at New Horizon North following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August ...
James R. Thayer, 92, Gainesville
James R. Thayer, 92, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015.   Funeral arrangements will be announced soon.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home ...

Jackson

Samuel Lee Farmer, 50, Jefferson
Samuel Lee Farmer, age  50, of Jefferson passed away Friday, July 31, 2015.  Memorial services will be held 11:00 am  Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home ...
Tracy India Whitt, 50, Braselton
Tracy India Hainey Whitt, 50, entered into rest July 31, 2015.  Tracy was born in Lilburn, GA, daughter of Jerry and Dianne Hainey.  She was a devoted wife and mother.&nb ...

Other

Mary Elizabeth Nigreville age 83 of Royston passed away Friday July 31, 2015 at the Hill Haven Nursing Center.   The family will recieve friends from 9:00 a.m until serv ...
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.