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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 28th, 2015

Barrow

Becky Austin DeLay, 78, Winder
Mrs. Becky Austin DeLay, age 78 went to be with the Lord August 28, 2015.  The daughter of the late John Rich and Lillie Helton Austin, Mrs. DeLay had resided in Barrow County ...

Gwinnett

Annie Laura Hart, 81, Loganville
Annie Laura Hart, 81, of Loganville, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at ...

Habersham

Mitch (Big Daddy) Lewallen, age 65 of Cornelia, GA passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. Mitch (Big Daddy) was born October 4, 1949 in Clarkesville, GA to the late Waymon Le ...
Opal Frances Weaver, age 85, of Alto, and formerly of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence.   Born on March 9, 1930, in Wilder Tennes ...
Opal Frances Weaver, age 85, of Alto, and formerly of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence. Born on March 9, 1930, in Wilder Tennessee, she w ...

Hall

Winnell Jordan, 82, Gainesville
Winnell Jordan, 82, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel o ...
Frances Garrard Keim, 77, Gainesville
Frances Garrard Keim, age 77, passed on August 28, 2015.  She was loved by her husband of 52 years, John Adam Keim, Jr.  She will be missed by her son Adam Keim, daughter ...
Doyle Edwin "Papa" McQueen, 70, Murrayville
Doyle Edwin “Papa” McQueen, 70, of Murrayville passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    ...
Milton Brannon Smith, 38, Gainesville
  Mr. Milton Brannon Smith, age 38, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.       & ...
Thomas (Tom) M. Young, 95, Gainesville
          Mr. Thomas (Tom) M. Young, age 95, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at this residence.  & ...

Stephens

Catherine Bentley Bowden,  age 76,  Toccoa, GA passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. Mrs. Bowden was born in Stephens County, GA on January 29, 1939 to the late Pope an ...
M.C. Stowe, 87, Eastanollee
  Mr. M.C. Stowe, age 87 of 345 Virginia Drive, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at his residence.   A son of the late Cross M. and Texie ...
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.