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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Joffre Louis Gueymard Jr (Jeff), 71, of Cumming, GA died Thursday, July 14, 2016 of complications from pulmonary disease.  He was born in New Orleans, LA and graduated from LS ...
Lila Joyce Vaughan, 73, Cumming
Mrs. Lila Joyce Vaughan, age 73, of Cumming, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, July 14th, 2016. Lila was a caring and loving wife, mother, and grandmo ...

Gwinnett

John Riley Guice, 90, Lawrenceville
John Riley Guice, age 90, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Mr. Guice was born on July 2, 1926, in Birmingham, Alabama, to the late Lloyd Percy ...

Hall

Marsha Hopkins Austin, 61, Buford
Marsha Hopkins Austin, age 61 of Buford, GA died suddenly Thursday, July 14, 2016. Marsha has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:30 AM ...
  William E. “Bill” Baker Sr. of Hoschton, GA passed on July 14, 2016. He survived by his wife, Laura Nicholson Baker; sons, William E. and Robin Baker Jr. o ...
             Pamela Roxanne Howington Hope, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at ...
Mary Williamson Turk, 92, Chicopee
Mary Williamson Turk, age 92, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 after several years of declining health.  Mrs. Turk was born April 6, 1924 in Jackson County, GA to the la ...

Jackson

Don Kyle Burchett, 84, Commerce
Mr. Don Kyle Burchett, age 84, of Commerce died Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Burchett was born in Middlesboro, KY to the late, James Tip and ...
Frances Turpen Ellington, 97, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Frances Turpen Ellington, 97, who passed away Thursday morning,?July 14, 2016 in Hospice Care with Allen Smith, her son in-law, at her bed ...
Jonathan Ellis Smith, 48, Nicholson
Mr. Jonathan “Johnny” Ellis Smith, age 48, of Nicholson died Thursday, July 14, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Athens to Betty Jo Hopkins Smith of Nicholson and the ...

Other

Jean Vaughan Nalley, 63, Atlanta
Jean Vaughan Nalley, age 63, of Atlanta, GA, died at Halcyon Hospice-Altus House in Atlanta, GA, on July 14, 2016.  She was the daughter of Doris Dorsey Nalley and Dr. Ja ...

Stephens

Aaron Todd Poland, 45, Toccoa
Mr. Aaron Todd Poland, 45, lost his long well fought battle with brain cancer on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at his home in Toccoa, Georgia.  He was born in Bowling Green, Ohio an ...
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.