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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 13th, 2016

Forsyth

Philomena (Susie) Festa, age 83 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Mom loved her family with all her heart. She was a loving wife, mom, and grandmother and will ...

Gwinnett

Olivia Davis, 92, Lawrenceville
Olivia R. Davis, age 92, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Bethlehem, GA passed away at a local personal care facility on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, following an extended illness. M ...

Hall

Steve Alan Martin, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Steve Alan Martin, 62 of Gainesville died Wednesday April 13, 2016 at his residence Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Steve had lived in Hall County for most of his life.  ...
Pearlie Sadler, Gainesville
Mrs. Pearlie Sadler of Gainesville, passed away April 10, 2016. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday April 16, 2016. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and ...

Jackson

Joyce Phyllis Canup, 69, Hoschton
Joyce Phyllis Canup, age 69, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. ...

Stephens

Rev. Ted Clarence Ansley, age 81 of 648 Arlo Todd Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Powell and Emmie Ward Ansley, ...
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.