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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 18th, 2016

Dawson

Aretta Swanson, 86, Dawsonville
Aretta Swanson, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 18, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born March 9, 1930 in Chattanooga, TN to the lat ...

Forsyth

Lindbergh Miller, 88, Cumming
        Mr. Lindbergh Miller, age 88 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Northeast George Medical Center following an extende ...
Lyman Thompson, 70, Cumming
Lyman Thompson 70, of Cumming passed away on August 18. 2016. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by ...

Habersham

Mina Sue Strickland Merrick, 89, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mina Sue Strickland Merrick, age 89 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:30 AM at the Clarkesville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Mer ...
Mageline Chapman Taylor, 97, Demorest
Mageline Chapman Taylor, age 97, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Mrs. Taylor was born on October 3, 1918, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the la ...

Hall

Rodney Glenn Crane, 46, Flowery Branch
Mr. Rodney Glenn Crane, age 46, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial Pa ...
David Lee Harris, 71, Gainesville
David Lee Harris, age 71, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on August 18, 2016. David served his country honorably in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. He will always be remem ...
Mr. Lawrence F. “Buck” Story, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Erline Helmly Story, died on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Ashton Senior Living, Gainesville, Georgia. ...
Gerone Durham Wilson, 85, Gainesville
Gerone Durham Wilson, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.      Grav ...

Jackson

Patricia I. Beck, 52, Commerce
Patricia I. Beck, age 52 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday August 18, 2016.   Mrs. Beck was the daughter of the late William Edward and Farrell Fletcher Allen. She wa ...
Therion Lloyd Boyd, 70, Hoschton
Therion Lloyd Boyd, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. Therion was a member, deacon and trustee at The Church of Hoschton.  He was Captain and Watch Co ...

Lumpkin

Imogene Carder Shelnut, 84, Dahlonega
Imogene Carder Shelnut, age 84, of Dahlonega and Gainesville, GA, passed away peacefully August 18, 2016. Mrs. Shelnut was born in Suches, GA, on May 22, 1932, the daughter of the ...
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