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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 17th, 2016

Banks

  Mildred Jeanette Westbrook Massey, age 95 of Homer, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Born in Banks County, on December 19, 1920, she was the daughter of the l ...

Habersham

Clifford Spry Jr., 68, Cornelia
Clifford Spry, Jr., age 68, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.  Mr. Spry was born on September 22, 1947 in Rossmore, West Virginia to the la ...

Hall

Douglas Reginald Ash, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Douglas Reginald Ash, age 72, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a member of Airline Baptis ...
Mr. Don Matthew “Matt” Bryner age 49 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday February 17, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.    &nb ...
Mary Iona Tumlin, 75, Gainesville
Ms. Mary Iona Tumlin, age 75, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunda ...

Other

Freddie Lee, 79, Old Hickory, TN
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday Feb. 19, 2016 in Wahoo Baptist Church for Freddie Lee age 79 of Old Hickory, TN.  The Rev. Mark Wheeler will officiate. Interme ...
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.