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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 6th, 2016

Forsyth

Robert David Gorrie, Sr. age 63, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Mary D. Gorrie of Cumming; son and daughter-in-law, Rob ...
Claire Ann McDonald, 72, Cumming
Claire Ann McDonald, age 72, of Cumming, GA, passed away on July 6, 2016. Claire was born in Newnan, GA, in 1944 to the late Olga and Lelia McDonald. Mrs. McDonald was an employee ...
Daniel Fulton Medis, 78, Cumming
Daniel Fulton Medis, age 78, of Cumming, GA, passed away on July 6, 2016. Daniel was born in Pittsburg, PA, in 1938 to the late Daniel and Jean Medis. Daniel moved to California in ...

Gwinnett

Anthony Dwight James, 67, Buford
Anthony Dwight James, 67, of Buford passed away Wednesday July 6, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born February 23, 1949 to the late Donn ...

Hall

Arthur Butler, Gainesville
Mr. Arthur Butler returned to his Heavenly home on July 6, 2016.  His devotion to his family and firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace ...
Mr. William “Bill” Howard Reed, age 74, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Private Services will be held at a later date. Mr. Reed was the son of the ...
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.