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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 24th, 2016

Banks

Mildred Smelley Young, age 93 of Homer, GA passed away Sunday July 24, 2016.   Mrs. Young was the daughter of the late Moses Nelson and Mary Magdalene Coffee Smelley, th ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Charlotte Marie Ora Smith English, age 87, of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from the Fairfield Baptist Church.  Dr. Keith A ...
Leo Ivester, 75, Clarkesville
Leo Ivester, age 75 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on March 2, 1941, he was a son of the late Newt Preston Iveste ...

Hall

John Ray Edge, 53, Gainesville
                John Ray Edge, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Northeast Geor ...

Lumpkin

Joan Thompson Davis, 85, Dahlonega
  Joan Thompson Davis, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on July 24, 2016. Joan was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Thompson.  She is also preceded in dea ...

White

Nancy Ann Davis Herrington, of Sautee GA, formerly of Savannah, passed away July 24, 2016 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center (following a short illness.) Born in Athens, GA, s ...
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.