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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 20th, 2016

Forsyth

Misko, William John “Bill”, age 66, passed away on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at 9:00pm in Cumming, Georgia of complications to a service related injury. He was born in H ...

Gwinnett

 Mr. Jerry “Wayne” Archer age 74 of Duluth passed away on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. No services will be planned. ...

Habersham

Don Carroll, 84, Clarkesville
Don Carroll, age 84, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, following an extended illness.  Mr. Carroll was born on March 20, 1932 in Carrollt ...
Willard Wesley Cook, 90, Clarkesville
Willard Wesley Cook, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Mr. Cook was born on January 17, 1926 in Dacula, Georgia to the la ...
Jesse Robert Looney, 33, Demorest
Jesse Robert Looney, age 33, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  Mr. Looney was born February 3, 1983 in Anniston, AL. He was preceded in de ...

Hall

Ruby Dean (Cleveland) Thomas, age 88 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Mesun Hospice following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Ap ...

Jackson

Loyd Iven Shipley, 67, Bethlehem
Loyd Iven Shipley, age 67, of Bethlehem passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  He loved motorcycles and his family.  Survivors include his sons Horace Shipley and Sabrina ...

Lumpkin

Evelyn Louise Riddle, 86, Dahlonega
  Evelyn Louise Riddle, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA passed away April 20, 2016.   Evelyn was born October 20, 1929.  She was a homemaker and was a member of Oa ...

Other

James W. Bruce, 63, McDonough
James W. Bruce, age 63 of McDonough, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016. No services are planned at this time. Online condolences can be made to the family at barrettfh.co ...

Rabun

Thomas Dee Hammons, 51, Clayton
Mr. Thomas Dee Hammons, age 51 of 73 Peaceful Lane, Clayton, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center.   A son of Tom Hammons and M ...
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