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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 21st, 2016

Dawson

Diana Long, 62, Dawsonville
Diana Long, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Monday March 21, 2016 at Vitas Hospital following a period of declining health. Diana was born February 3, 1954 in Hornchurch, England ...

Habersham

Winston Weldon Ayers, Jr., age 88 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016. Born in Homer, Georgia on September 1, 1927, he was a son of the late Winston Weldon, Sr. and ...
Betty Brown Johnson, 88, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Betty Brown Johnson, age 88, of Clarkesville will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 10:00 AM from the Ebenezer United Methodist Church cemetery with fu ...

Hall

Happy Garner Kirkpatrick, 82, Gainesville
Happy Garner Kirkpatrick, 82, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Cremato ...
Amon Odean McDougald,, 80, Gainesville
  Amon Odean McDougald, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin following an extended illness.    &nb ...
Alice B. Taylor, 92, Gainesville
Alice B. Taylor, 92, of Gainesville, GA died on Tuesday, March 21, 2016 at Vitas Hospice.  Born in Lawrence, KS she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Alice Bliesner.& ...

Jackson

Sarah Davidson Nelson, 86, Commerce
Mrs. Sarah Davidson Nelson, age 86, of Commerce, GA died Monday, March 21, 2016 at her residence.  She was born in Commerce to the late R.M. and Tallulah Merle Rogers Davidson ...
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
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