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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 26th, 2016

Banks

Julia Wade Powell, 88, Lula
Julia Wade Powell, age 88 of Lula, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Born in Alto, Georgia on April 27, 1928, she was a daughter of the late T.J. and Myrtle Poole Wade. Mrs. ...

Gwinnett

John P. “Johnny” Chambers, 58, Lawrenceville
John P. “Johnny” Chambers, 58, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016. Born January 8, 1958, Johnny was a native of Dawson County and had lived in Lawren ...

Hall

Ronald James "Ron" Crymes, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald James "Ron" Crymes, (also known as "Ronulese" and "Hercuron"), 59, of Gainesville died Tuesday July 26, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia ...
Wanda Renee Lomax, 50, Gainesville
            Mrs. Wanda Renee Lomax, age 50 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at her residence followin ...
Geneva Roberts Waldrep, 76, New Holland
Geneva Roberts Waldrep, age 76 of New Holland, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be hel ...

Jackson

Richard Wayne Serra, 69, Braselton
Richard Wayne Serra, age 69, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Richard was a United States Army veteran.  He was retired from Bellsouth, Cingular Wireless ...
Joey Franklin Smith, 50, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joey Franklin Smith, age 50 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Commerce, ...
Matthew Ryan Stockton, 29, Maysville
Matthew Ryan Stockton, age 29 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016.    Mr. Stockton was the son of Teresa Turpin Stockton and the late Ralph Stockto ...

Lumpkin

Robert Luther Ridley, 68, Dahlonega
Robert Luther Ridley, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Regency Hospital in Macon, GA. Robert was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. H ...

Stephens

Vickie Elaine Jamison, 45, Eastanollee
Miss Vickie Elaine Jamison, age 45 of 166 Preacher Martin Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of Roy Jamison and Pat Lusk ...
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.