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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 31st, 2016

Dawson

Ted Monkus, 89, Dawsonville
Ted Monkus, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday July 31, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born October 29, 1926 in Haysville, N ...

Forsyth

Ajay P. Patel, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Ajay P. Patel, 56 of Gainesville (Forsyth County) died Sunday July 31, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Survivors include his mother, Kamu Patel; brother and sister-in-la ...

Habersham

Dianne Loggins Holden, 60, Cornelia
Dianne Loggins Holden, age 60 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Demorest, GA on May 6, 1956, she ...
Grace Frances Bryant Whitfield, 69, Clarkesville
Grace Frances Bryant Whitfield, age 69, of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Born in Blue Ridge, Georgia on May 9, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Ary and ...

Hall

Charles (Chuck) D. Craft, 66, Gainesville
Charles (Chuck) D. Craft, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Chuck was an avid Alabama fan and retired from the IRS after 18 years of service. He was prec ...
Jack Charles Pethel, 89, Gainesville
Jack Charles Pethel left his earthly home for his heavenly home on July 31, 2016 after an extended illness. He was born on August 24, 1927 to Rabon and Omalee (Simpson) P ...
George B Spain, 82, Gainesville
Mr. George B. Spain, age 82, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial Park South ...

Union

Mr. Lawrence Howard Pruitt, age 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 31, 2016 in the Village of East Harbor Senior Care Community following an extended illness. Mr. Pruitt ...
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