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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 10th, 2016

Barrow

Mrs. Elizabeth (Beth) Blanton Petree, age 89, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016. A native of Talbotton, Georgia she was the daughter of the late William Be ...

Forsyth

Peggy Purser Montford, 85, Cumming
Peggy Purser Montford, 85, of Cumming, GA died peacefully at Embracing Hospice House on January 10, 2016.  She was born in Lumber City GA, the daughter of the late Henry Ray a ...

Habersham

Emory Odell Irvin, 88, Demorest
Emory Odell Irvin, age 88 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016. Born in Habersham County on February 28, 1927, he was a son of the late Samuel Palmer and Mary Minni ...

Hall

Shelby Jean Coker, 56, Gainesville
Mrs. Shelby Jean Coker, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.      ...
Bennie Horace Fouts, 79, Gainesville
Bennie Horace Fouts, 79, passed away at home with his family on Sunday, January 10, 2016 following an extended illness. Ben was born in Gainesville on August 27, 1936. He gr ...

Jackson

James Patrick, 69, Commerce
James Patrick age 69 of Commerce passed away Sunday January 10, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Ivie Funeral Home ...
Ollie E. Shelton, 63, Talmo
Ollie Edward Shelton, age 63 of Talmo passed away Sunday January 10, 2016. Memorial Service Thursday 5:00 p.m. Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main Stre ...

Other

Rev. Raymond Dewitt Gober, 77, Blue Ridge
Rev. Raymond Dewitt Gober, 77, of Blue Ridge, GA, passed away on January 10, 2016. He had pastored Welcome All Baptist Church in Woodstock, GA, Grace Baptist Church in Roswell, GA, ...
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