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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 1st, 2016

Banks

Norris William Ray, 74, Maysville
Norris William Ray age 74 of Maysville passed away October 1, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Ray was born June 7, 1942 in Commerce to the late Horace & Ruth Parker Ray ...

Forsyth

Mr. James T. “Billy” Grindle, of Forsyth County, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016.  He was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.  Mr. Grindle was preced ...
Delores Rattary, 74, Cumming
Delores Rattary, age 74, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016.                  ...

Gwinnett

Lowell Earl Carter Jr., age 78 of Buford passed away Saturday October 1, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Hall

Janice Carder, Gainesville
Janice Carder, precious, loving wife and mother, went home to be with Jesus on October 1, 2016. Janice died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. Janice fought a cou ...
J.L. McFarland, 69, Gillsville
J.L. (Larry) McFarland, age 69 of Gillsville, passed away on Saturday October 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by family and friends.   Visitation will be held at Memorial ...
Richard Anthony Pethel, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Richard Anthony Pethel, 67, of Gainesville passed away Saturday October 1, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday October 4, 2016 in the C ...

Jackson

Jerry Edward Lord, 80, Commerce
Mr. Jerry Edward Lord, age 80, of Commerce died Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Lord was born in Commerce to the late, Edward Watson and East ...
Hazel Wylie McMichael, 88, Maysville
Hazel Wylie McMichael age 88 of Maysville passed away October 1, 2016 at the Athens Regional Medical Center.   Mrs. McMichael was born Jan. 20, 1928 in Chamblee, GA to the l ...

White

Johnny Morgan, 58, Cleveland
Johnny Morgan, age 58, of Cleveland passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016.  Mr. Morgan was born July 13, 1958 in Griffin, GA to the late Ira Russell Morgan and Carrie Lucil ...
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
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