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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 13th, 2016

Dawson

Frances Louise Millsap Cowart, 88, of Dawsonville, GA died peacefully on January 13, 2016. She was one of four children of Vincent and Clessie Millsap. She was preceded in death by ...

Habersham

Souphonh Phetmixay, 72, Cornelia
Souphonh Phetmixay, age 72, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  Mr. Phetmixay was born in Vientiane, Laos, on March 29, 1943.  He w ...

Hall

Nellie Mae Miller, 87, Gainesville
   Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Friday January 15, 2016 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Nellie Mae Miller, 87, of Gainesville. Rev. Phil Carpenter and Rev. H ...
Margret Dover, 79, Gainesville
    Mrs. Margret Dover, age 79, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.      ...
Doris Inez Dale Tallant, 81, Gainesville
         Mrs. Doris Inez Dale Tallant age 81 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at her residence following an extended ...

Jackson

Altamese Duffy, N/A, N/A
Altamese Duffey passed away on Wednesday January 13, 2016.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 pm at Wimberly & White Funeral Home Chapel in Commerce, Ga. & ...
Mike Jones, 66, Commerce
Mike Jones, age 66 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday January 13, 2016.       Mr. Jones was the son of the late John Morris and Dorothy Sorrow Jones. ...

Other

John Russell Farmer, 97, Gastonia, NC
Mr. John Russell Farmer, age 97 of 2755 Union Road, Gastonia, North Carolina passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Morningside Assisted Living in Gastonia, North Carolina. ...

Stephens

Mrs. Elmira Samantha Nichols Wilbanks, age 96 of Skyline Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.  A daughter of the ...

White

Holly Evans, 49, Clarkesville
Holly Evans, age 49 of Clarkesville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center. Ms. Evans was born on December 14, 1966, in Delmar, Maryl ...
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.