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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 18th, 2016

Banks

  Jessie Wheeler Smith, age 86, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. Mrs. Smith was born on November 27, 1929 in Banks County, Georgia to the l ...
Tobbie Perdue Boyd, 80, Gillsville
Tobbie Perdue Boyd, age 80 of Gillsville, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Brighter Mornings in Maysville following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled fo ...

Dawson

Jimmy (Cat) Castleberry, 69, Daswsonville
Jimmy “Cat” Castleberry, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Friday March 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born March ...

Gwinnett

Bernard Lee Bowen, 85, Buford
Bernard Lee Bowen, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. He was preceded in death by a grandchild, J. R. Adkins. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five yea ...
Loyce Vance Tatum, 90, Johns Creek
Loyce Vance Tatum, age 90, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016, at her residence in Johns Creek. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley Vance and Shirley Samples Vance, as ...

Habersham

Dorothy Carmen Manucy Chisholm, 89, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Dorothy Carmen Manucy Chisholm, age 89 of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Veterans National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl ...

Hall

Efren Avila-Perez, 80, Gainesville
Efren Avila-Perez, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00 ...
Robert (Rocky) Pirkle, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Robert (Rocky) Pirkle,59, died quietly surrounded by his family on Friday, March 18,2016. Services to be announced at a later time. Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel will be ...
Annie Sue Roberts, 75, Gainesville
Annie Sue Roberts, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Chapel ...
John Austin Stephens, 12, Gainesville
John Austin Stephens was  unexpectedly and suddenly taken to his final home on Friday, March 18th, 2016. He was born March 24, 2003.  Austin touched many hearts during hi ...

Jackson

Opal Roberts Bowles, 76, Pendergrass
      Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Opal Roberts Bowles, age 76, of Pendergrass Georgia, who entered into rest Friday, March 18, 2016.  ...

Lumpkin

Frances Ellen Copeland, 73, Dahlonega
Ms. Frances Ellen Copeland, age 73 of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully at Dogwood Forest in Gainesville on Friday, March 18, 2016 following a period of declining health. Born i ...
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