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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 11th, 2016

Banks

Sherry LeAnn Simmons Bove, 38, Maysville
Sherry LeAnn Simmons Bove, 38, of Maysville passed on Friday, March 11, 2016 following a sudden illness.         Funeral services will be held on Wed ...

Barrow

Patricia Diana Chatham, age 52, of Winder passed away Friday, March 11, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...

Dawson

Franklin (Frank) Leroy Ross, 80, Dawsonville
Franklin “Frank” Leroy Ross, age 80, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on March 11, 2016 following an extended illness. Frank was born May 25, 1935 in Dahlonega, GA. He ...

Gwinnett

Agnes (nee Hopkins) Clark, 83, Lawrenceville
Agnes (nee Hopkins) Clark was born on February 28, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland and was the only child of the late Linzie and Rev. Carrie (nee Steward) Hopkins.  She was called ...
Thomas Wayne Shelton, Jr., age 47, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Wayne Shelton, Sr. He is survived by his comm ...

Habersham

Garland Lewallen, Sr., age 83 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016.  Born in Gainesville, Georgia on March 28, 1932, he was a son of the late William “Will&rd ...
Joseph Kurt Martin, 36, Clarkesville
Joseph Kurt Martin, age 36, of Clarkesville passed away Friday, March 11, 2016. Born on June 28, 1979, Joey was the son of Stanley and Beverly Martin.  He was a graduate of ...

Hall

James F. (Gene) Cordell, 83, Gainesville
Mr. James F. “Gene” Cordell age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Friday March 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday ...
Raymond Wesley Dorsey, 77, Gainesville
 Mr. Raymond Wesley Dorsey age 77 of Gainesville passed away on Friday March 11, 2016 at New Horizons Limestone.             Funeral service are ...
Marilyn Mae Forbes, 85, Gainesville
In the loving presence of her two sons, Mark and Matt, Marilyn Mae Forbes of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning of March 11, 2016. M ...

Rabun

Patrick Lynn Peeples, 65, Clayton
Patrick Lynn “Pat” Peeples, 65, of Clayton, Georgia died March 11, 2016 at home surrounded by family. He was born August 15, 1950 in Key West, Florida and was the so ...

Stephens

Mrs. Reba Lee Kellar Collins age 89 of 5371 Mize Road, Toccoa passed away Friday March 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of the late Elijah and Anna ...
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