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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 23rd, 2016

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Donald Carlton Sadosky, age 68, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Jennifer Lynn Butler, 58, Cumming
Jennifer Lynn Butler, 58, passed away on Thursday. June 23, 2016 at Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, GA.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 26, 2016 f ...

Habersham

Paul Edward Newlon, 72, Demorest
Paul Edward Newlon, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Mr. Newlon was born on April 4, 1944 in Akron, Ohio to the late Camden Paul and A ...

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Joseph Dwayne Hammons, 28, Murrayville
Joseph Dwayne Hammons, 28, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the McDona ...
Collis Hyizher Wheeler, 99, Gainesville
Collis Hyizher Wheeler completed his journey on earth June 23, 2016 at the age of 99. He was born April 29, 1917 to the late Thomas Milligan and Susie Hall Wheeler in Carnesville ( ...

Jackson

Cheryl Elaine Farmer, 63, Commerce
Cheryl Elaine Farmer age 63 of Commerce passed away Thursday June 23, 2016 at the Gentiva Hospice of Athens Regional.   Mrs.Farmer was born in Lawrenceville, GA.  S ...

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Robbie Sue Leachman, 57, Rhine, Ga.
Robbie Sue Leachman age 57 of Rhine, Georgia passed away Wednesday June 23, 2016 at the Athens Regional Medical Gentiva Hospice Center.   Robbie Sue was born November 16 ...

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Bonnie Rae Watkins Collins, 72, Eastanollee
Mrs. Bonnie Rae Watkins Collins, age 72 of 3718 Wolf Pit Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia, Georgia. ...
John William McCarthy, 87, Toccoa
John William McCarthy, age 87, of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on June 23, 2016. He was born October 10, 1928, in Weston, Ontario, Canada.  At the age of sixteen, he came so ...
James Gary Thomason, 53, Toccoa
Mr. James Gary Thomason, age 53 of 247 Mt. View Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at New Horizons Limestone Nursing Home, Gainesville, Georgia.   ...

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Christian Culp, 24, Cleveland
Christian Culp, age 24 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016.  Mr. Culp was born April 28, 1992 in Gainesville to Franklin Mclendon and Wanda Ritz. He was emplo ...
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