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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 5th, 2015

Habersham

Jody Burton, 77, Demorest
Jody Burton, age 77, of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Born on November 1, 1937, in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was a son of the late Oscar and Hester York Burto ...
Rose Ann Spada Tartaglia, 97, Clarkesville
Rose Ann Spada Tartaglia, age 97, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 following an extended illness at a private care facility. Mrs. Tartaglia was ...

Hall

Harold E. Knauts, 82, Lula
            Mr. Harold E. Knauts age 82 of Lula, Ga passed away on Wednesday August 05, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cen ...
James C. Black, 80, Gainesville
James C. "Buddy" Black, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, Gainesville, GA is in ...
James C. “Buddy” Black, 80, Gainesville
James C. “Buddy” Black, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday August 5, 2015. A lifetime resident of Hall County, he was born on April 3, 1935. He was the son ...
Jimmy L. Meeks, 61, Gainesville
Mr. Jimmy L. Meeks, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Cancer Treatment Center of Georgia following an extended illness.     &n ...
Neal Roper, 85, Gainesville
Neal Roper age 85 passed away August 5, 2015 after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Eva Roper and son and daughter in law, Buster and Paula Roper; grandson, Josh ...

Jackson

Louise Landers, 85, Braselton
      Mrs. Louise Landers, age 85, of Braselton, Georgia passed away August 5, 2015 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Marion and Estel ...
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