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Local Obits for Fri. May 20th, 2016

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Bertie Lee Collins, 76, Cumming
Bertie Lee Collins, age 76, of Cumming, passed away on May 20, 2016. Bertie was born in Dawsonville in the summer of 1939, to the late Willard and Edie Ophelia Flannigan. She was a ...

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Jimmy Dale Allen Sr., 67, Demorest
Jimmy Dale Allen, Sr., age 67 of Demorest, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 20, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on August 25, 1948, he was a son of the late J. L ...
Pamela Gail Gunter Hahn, 58, Maysville
Pamela Gail Gunter Hahn, age 58, of Maysville, Georgia, passed away on, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of ...

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Annie M. Priest, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie M. Priest, 80, of Gainesville died May 20, 2016.    Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main Street, Gainesville, GA.

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Sylvia Moak Turner, 80, Clayton
Sylvia Moak Turner, 80, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at home.  She was born June 7, 1935 in Lindale, GA and was the daughter of the late Broadus Wray ...

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William Edward Harvey, 62, Eastanollee
Mr. William Edward Harvey age 62 of 1930 Wolfpit Road, Eastanollee passed away Friday May 20, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of Mary Lou Long Harvey and the late Junior Ha ...

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Melvin B. Powers, 73, Cleveland
Melvin B. Powers, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016.  Mr. Powers was born May 11, 1943 in Gainesville, GA to Walter and Laura Peck Powers. Melvin was a ...
Jimmy Luther Hill, 65, Cleveland
Jimmy L. Hill of Cleveland passed away Friday, May 20,2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center due to ongoing complications from a massive stroke he suffered on January 3, 2016 ...
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.