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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 20th, 2016

Habersham

Mable Hefner Stephens, 73, Mt. Airy
Mable Hefner Stephens, age 73 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on November 9, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Edward L. &ldqu ...

Hall

Sylvia Dell Roberts Hanna, 87, Gainesville
Sylvia Dell Roberts Hanna of Gainesville, GA died peacefully, at the age of 87, in her Gainesville home surrounded by family, February 20, 2016, after a long battle with Alzheimer& ...
  William “Bill” Emerson Loden, Jr. of Gainesville, GA passed away on February 20, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Marjorie Davis Loden and William ...

Jackson

Frances Evans Fortson, 79, Commerce
  Mrs.  Frances Evans Fortson, age 79, of Commerce passed away on Saturday evening February 20, 2016.    Mrs. Fortson was the daughter of the late Luther ...

Lumpkin

Margie Nell Bryan, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Margie Nell Bryan, age 77, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following her battle with pancreatic cancer. Margie ...

White

Raymond Haines, 80, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of  Mr. Raymond Eugene Haines, age 80 of Sautee. Mr. Haines passed away Saturday,February 20, 2016. He is survived loca ...
Ruby Ione Allen Reid, 87, Cleveland
Mrs . Ruby Ione Allen Reid , age 87 of Cleveland. Mrs. Reid passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00pm, Monday, February 22, 2016 in the ...
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.