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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 11th, 2016

Dawson

Bobbie Ivey, 77, Dawsonville
Bobbie Ivey, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 11, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born July 7, 1938 in Lumpkin County to the late Georg ...

Forsyth

Earnest Anderson, 83, Cumming
Earnest Anderson, age 83 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  He was a lifelong member of Temple United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, ...
Kathleen Timms Rogers, 93, Cumming
Kathleen Timms Rogers, born August 30, 1922, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Watson Rogers, her brother and sister- ...

Habersham

Richard Jackson McAllister, Sr., age 80 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016.   Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Camp Creek Bapti ...

Hall

Gene Beckstein, 93, Gainesville
Mr. Eugene F. (Gene) Beckstein, age 93, of Gainesville, GA, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.          &nbs ...
Ralph Gwynn Gage, Gainesville
Ralph Gwynn Gage of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Stone Mountain, passed away on May 11, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife Ann Dobson Gage of 54 years and their children: B ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lawrence “Larry” Briggs, age 87 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  Mr. Briggs is s ...
Betty Lou Kirkpatrick, 79, Maysville
Betty Lou Kirkpatrick age 79 of Maysville passed away Wednesday May 11, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mrs. Kirkpatrick was born May 9, 1937 in Talking ...
Mattie Lou Lee, 91, Braselton
Mattie Lou Lee, age 91, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  Mattie liked flowers and enjoyed gardening.  She loved her family, grandchildren and her dogs.& ...
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.