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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 9th, 2016

Banks

Samantha Irene Williams, age 18 of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 08, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Stephens County, Georgia o ...

Gwinnett

Carole Lee Martin, 81, Suwanee
Carole Lee Martin, age 81 of Suwanee, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016.  She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and hospitality chairman for the Honda Classic Golf ...

Hall

Kathleen Hayes, 95, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday December 13 , 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Kathleen Mayes Hayes age 95 of Gainesville. The Rev. Mike Pinson will ...
Ruby Pauline Reed Strickland, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruby Pauline Reed Strickland, age 95, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 following an extended illness She was born in Gainesville, GA. On February 2, 1921 t ...
Nellie Pauline Smith Payne, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Nellie Pauline Smith Payne, age 91, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 following an extended illness. She was born in Jackson County, GA. on May 14, 1925 to ...

White

Earl Fisher, 92, Cleveland
Earl Fisher, age 92 of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Friendship Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Mr. Fisher was born on December 22, 1923, in Whit ...
Hazel Winkler, 89, Cleveland
Hazel Tow Winkler, age 89, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, December 9, 2016.    Mrs. Winkler was born to the la ...
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