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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 8th, 2016

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Margit "Maggie" Swafford, age 69, of Cumming passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016.  Maggie was a generous, loving and caring person who was always thinking of others.&nbs ...

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Dewey Anderson, 80, Flowery Branch
Dewey Anderson, age 80, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Mark Frier, 50, Gainesville
Mr. Mark Frier, 50, of Gainesville, passed away on May 8, 2016 Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in cha ...
Patsy Ann Herrington, 78, Gainesville
         Mrs. Patsy Ann Herrington, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following ...
William L. Norton, Jr., 93, Gainesville
  William L. Norton, Jr. retired Bankruptcy Judge and noted author, died on Sunday, May 8, 2016 while a resident at The Holbrook, Gainesville, GA.  He was the son of t ...
       Richard Evans “Dickie” Philyaw, age 70, formerly of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Hiram, Georgia.  &nb ...
Larry Roberts, 74, Gillsville
Funeral services will be held for Larry Roberts 74 of Gillsville at 2:00pm Tuesday May 10, 2016 at Gillsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Shannon Rhodes to officiate with Intermen ...
Marilyn Kay Shelton, 61, Gainesville
Marilyn Kay Shelton, 61 of Gainesville passed away Sunday May 8, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mrs. Shelton was born March 20, 1955 in Gainesville to ...

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Dorothy Wright, 71, Cleveland
Dorothy Wright, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at her residence.   Mrs. Wright was born on August 10, 1944, in Jefferson, Georgia, to the late Colu ...
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
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