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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 21st, 2015

Forsyth

Mary Hayward Hill, 66, Cumming
Mary Hayward Hill, 68, of Cumming, GA died on August 21, 2015 at Embracing Hospice House.  Born in Owensboro, KY she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lorraine Roberts. ...
Marguerite Rudisill passed away peacefully in her home Friday evening August 21, 2015.  She was predeceased by her husband Paul Stuart Rudisill, Jr. and her son Paul Stuart Ru ...

Habersham

Berma Jean Wooten Bennett, 85, Clarkesville
Berma Jean Wooten Bennett, 85 of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015.   Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on September 15, 1929, she was a daughter of the late ...

Hall

Millicent Harris, 64, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday August 24, 2015 at Antioch United Methodist Church for Millicent Harris age 64 of Oakwood. The Rev. Michelle Rawdin and Rev. M ...
Joe Brown Waldrep, 84, Gainesville
Joe Brown Waldrep, 84, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           &nb ...

Jackson

Russel Franklin Owen, 80, Hoschton
Russel Franklin Owen, age 80, of Hoschton passed away Friday, August 21, 2015.  The family will not hold any services.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30 ...

Other

David W. Pittman, 70, Monroe
David W. Pittman, age 70, of Monroe passed away Friday, August 21, 2015. Mr. Pittman had retired after 34 years with Delta Airlines then went back as a Charter Coordinator for 13 y ...
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