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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 16th, 2016

Dawson

Annie Belle Summerour Moon, 91, Dawsonville
Annie Belle Summerour Moon, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 16, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born November 26, ...

Habersham

Ernest Key, Jr., 81, Mt. Airy
Ernest Key, Jr., age 81, of Mt Airy, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016. No formal services are planned at this time. Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funeral ...

Hall

Evelyn Barrett, 78, Gainesville
Evelyn "Sue" Barrett, age 78, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, April 16, 2016. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 11 AM Monday, April 18, 2016 at Hills ...
Kathryn Boland, 59, Gainesville
Mrs. Kathryn Boland, 59 of Gainesville died Saturday April 16, 2016 at her residence.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little ...
Derenny Lyle Harkins, 52, Gainesville
Mr. Derenny Lyle “Luke” Harkins, age 52, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016.            ...
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday April 18, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Louise Head McNeal, age 74, of Lula. The Dr. Mike Williams and Rev. Ke ...
Linda Kay Perri, 62, Braselton
Mrs. Linda Kay Perri, age 62, of Braselton passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her family.   Funeral Mass will be 10: ...
Shirley Dean Stephens, 69, Gainesville
              Shirley Dean Stephens, 69, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Gold City ...

Jackson

Betty Jane Fleming, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Jane Fleming, age 85 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, April 16, 2016.  Mrs. Fleming was born in Bastr ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Virginia “Ginny” Blankenship Smitherman who was born February 21, 1959 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Reverend Harold ...

Rabun

Carolyn Cody, 76, Mountain City
Carolyn Cody, age 76, of Mountain City passed away April 16, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with her family with her.   Carolyn was born in Mountain City, Ga. ...

Stephens

Mrs. Ellen Janice Fletcher Woodall, age  65 of 84 County Farm Road Extension, Toccoa passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at her residence.   A daughter of the late ...
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.