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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jul 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Kenneth B. (Ken) Brandel, Sr., of Cumming, GA died on July 7, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Muskegon, MI he was the son of the late Henry and Marguerite Brandel ...

Gwinnett

Lillian Hudgins Harrison, age 72 of Buford, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton following a brief illness. Funeral services ...

Habersham

Mattie West, 92, Cornelia
Mattie West, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Mrs. West was born on October 31, 1923 in Rogersville, Tennessee. She was of the Baptist Faith ...

Hall

Ford Melton Ash Sr., Gainesville
Ford Melton Ash Sr. passed away at one of his favorite places on July 7, 2016. The hunting camp where he found peace and felt closes to God and his son Ford Ash Jr. who is in Heave ...
Michael Garrett, 59, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Sunday July 10, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Michael Garrett age 59 of Gainesville. The Rev. Eddie Ramey will officiate. ...
Cecilia Garcia Jimenez, 39, Gainesville
Cecilia Garcia Jimenez, age 39, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 following an extended illness. She had worked at Rabbit Town Café previously, and is ...

Jackson

Max Allen McLinn, 52, Commerce
Max Allen McLinn, age 52 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday July 07, 2016.   Mr. McLinn was the son of Charles Lawrence McLinn and LaVella Irene Pond Nelson.   ...

Other

Mary Jane (Malone) Thomas, age 72 of Conyers, GA transitioned on July 7, 2016.  Mrs. Thomas leaves to cherish her memories her spouse Henry Lee Thomas; daughters: Patricia Bro ...
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.