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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 16th, 2016

Banks

Chess Boggan Howard, 87, Maysville
Mr. Chess Boggan Howard, age 87, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Howard was born in Greensboro, NC to the late Robert and Blanche Boggan ...

Forsyth

Helga Imburgia, 98, Cumming
Helga Imburgia 98, of Cumming passed away on August 16, 2016. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McD ...

Habersham

Lois Hicks Tench, 83, Demorest
Lois Hicks Tench, age 83, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Mrs. Tench was born on July 6, 1933 in White County, Georgia. She was preceded in death ...
Rebecca E. Webb, 75, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Rebecca E. Webb, age 75 of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church.  The family will recei ...

Hall

Doris Ferguson Gillespie, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Doris Ferguson Gillespie, 79 of Gainesville died Tuesday August 16, 2016. Born in Banks County, Mrs. Gillespie had lived in Hall County for most of her life.  She ...
Blanche Cole Hollifield, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Blanche Cole Hollifield was born on January 01, 1925 in Telico Plains, Tennessee and passed away at the age of 91 on August 16th at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following a p ...
Ila Bell McFalls, 86, Clermont
Ila Bell McFalls, 86, of Clermont GA, passed away August 16, 2016. Mrs. McFalls was born in Jackson County, GA to the late Stiley and Clara Belle Pittman McIntyre. She was a hom ...

Jackson

Jeffrey Stephen Whitfield, 56, Jefferson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jeffery Stephen Whitfield, age 56, of Jefferson, Georgia.  Jeffery Stephen Whitfield was born in 1960, in San Diego, Ca ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Ray McKenzie, 67, Dahlonega
Joseph Ray McKenzie, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at the age of 67.  He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  He receive ...
Edward “Pete” Anderson, age 72, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away peacefully on August 16, 2016. He was the son of the late Grover and Birdie Mae Ande ...

Other

John P. Halpin Jr., 59, Roswell
John P. Halpin Jr. of Roswell, GA passed away after a short illness at the age of 59 on August 16, 2016. Born to John and Geraldine (Bufé) Halpin in Lenox, MA, John ha ...

Stephens

Frank Junior Simpson, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Frank Junior Simpson, age 80 of 189 Sunset Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A son of the late John a ...

White

Lois Sprayberry, 85, Cleveland
Mrs. Lois Sprayberry, 85 of Cleveland, GA died Tuesday August 16, 2016. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Greenhills Memory Ga ...
Larry Christopher Winkler, 65, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Larry Christopher Winkler, age 65 of Cleve ...
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.