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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 4th, 2016

Forsyth

Thomas Leroy Payne, 72, Cumming
Thomas Leroy Payne, age 72, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital.  A resident of Cumming, Ga., he is survived by his wife, Jennifer Payne an ...

Gwinnett

Ana Nicoara, 81, Dacula
Ana Nicoara, age 81 of Dacula, GA died Thursday, February 4, 2016. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Interment wi ...

Hall

  Dr. Leslie Raymond Bassett, age 93 of Oakwood, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at his residence.   Memorial services are scheduled for Satur ...
Dorothy Young Cochran, 93, Gainesville
Dorothy Young Cochran age 93 of Gainesville, Ga. Died Wednesday February 3, 2016 at the N.E. Ga. Med. Center. Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm Saturday February 6, 2016 at the ...
Evelyn Frye Shi, 92, Gainesville
Evelyn Frye Shi, 92, of Gainesville, Georgia, died February 4, 2016, peacefully in her sleep at her home in Lanier Village Estates, outside of Gainesville.  She was born Ja ...

Lumpkin

Gene “Bub” “Dipper” Womack, age 78, died peacefully at home on January 29, 2016. Gene was a born again Christian and now resides in his heavenly home. Gene ...

Union

Betty Ruth Popham Brown, 72, Blairsville
Mrs. Betty Ruth Popham Brown, age 72 of Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Erlanger Health System following a sudden illness.     &nbs ...

White

Keith Elrod, Sr, 60, Cleveland
Keith Elrod, Sr., age 60, of Cleveland, GA, went to be with The Lord on Thursday, February 4, 2016, following an extended illness. Mr. Elrod was born in Demorest, GA on May 28, ...
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