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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 9th, 2016

Forsyth

Dorothy Grace Pilcher, 82, Cumming
Dorothy Grace Pilcher, age 82, of Cumming passed away Saturday, January 09, 2016. Mrs. Pilcher was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her parents, ...

Habersham

Peggy Anne Ayers, 58, Cornelia
  Peggy Anne Ayers, age 58 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016. Born in Habersham County on March 19, 1957, she was a daughter of Theron Ayers of Baldwin ...

Hall

Dorothy Dean Porter Skaggs, 90, Gainesville
Farewell to a wonderful christian lady, Dorothy Dean Porter Skaggs, age 90 of Gainesville, who went to be with the Lord  on January 9, 2016 after a brief illness. Mrs. Sk ...
Donald L. Wucinski, 58, Flowery Branch
Mr. Donald L. Wucinski, age 58 of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday January 9, 2016. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park South Funeral Hom ...
Donald Lee Wucinski, 58, Flowery Branch
Mr. Donald Lee Wucinski, age 58, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in the Chapel ...

Jackson

Stephanie Lea Jones, 41, Jefferson
Stephanie Lea Jones, age 41, of Jefferson passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016.  Survivors include her daughters Heather McCulloch and husband Justin Gray of Jefferson, Hanna ...

Lumpkin

Brian Gayton, 68, Dahlonega
  Brian Gayton passed away after an extended illness in Dahlonega, GA January 9, 2016 at the age of 68. Brian is predeceased by beloved wife Joanne (2008) and son Samuel (2 ...

Other

Mack Sarfaty, 88, Tucker
  Mack Sarfaty, age 88, of Tucker, Georgia, died on January 9, 2016. He was born in Tampa, Florida on June 1, 1927 to the late Victoria and Jack Sa ...

Stephens

Joan Smith Hudson, 84, Toccoa
Mrs. Joan Smith Hudson age 84 of Julia Lane, Toccoa passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the residence.   A daughter of the late Felton Alan and Callie Adams ...
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