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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 26th, 2016

Forsyth

Marlene Benton, Cumming
Marlene Benton of Roswell, GA died peacefully on August 26, 2016. Born in Bellaire, Ohio on January 11, 1940.  She was the daughter of the late Melvin “Windy” and ...
Peggy Harper Raines, 78, Cumming
Peggy Harper Raines; 78, a native of Evergreen Al. and a resident of Cumming Ga passed away August 26 at Northside Hospital in Cumming Ga. Peggy had been a resident at Chestnut Rid ...

Gwinnett

Thomas B. Gibson, 74, Suwanee
Thomas B. Gibson, age 74, of Suwanee Georgia passed away peacefully and surrounded by his beloved family on Friday, September 26, 2016 at Northside Hospital after a courageous 9 ye ...

Hall

Mary Bob (Bobbie) Carson, 92, Gainesville
Mary Bob (Bobbie) Carson, 92, passed on August 26, 2016 at The Oaks Limestone, Gainesville, GA. Born in Winder, GA on April 7, 1924, Mrs. Carson was the daughter of Robert Lee a ...
George W. Heindel, 96, Gainesville
George W. Heindel, age 96, passed away on August 19, 2016, at Rejuvnia House in Gainesville, Georgia.   He is survived by son, George Heindel, Jr. (wife, Jane Ann) of ...
Robert Day Jenkins, Sr., 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert Day Jenkins, Sr., age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at Pruett Health in Buford. Mr. Jenkins was born December 6, 1946 to the late Robert D ...
Ricki Ann Lasley, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Ricki Ann Lasley, age 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 following a brief illness. She was born in Richmond, IN, but spent most of her adult life ...
Infant Dinah Paige Whited, 5 months, of Monroe passed away on Monday August 08, 2016 at Egelston Hospital; following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sund ...
Mrs. Mildred Jeanette Wilson, 86 of Gillsville died Friday August 26, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm Monday August ...

Lumpkin

Johanna Marie Burns, 45, Dahlonega
Johanna Marie Burns, age 45, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on August 26, 2016.   Johanna was preceded in death by her father, Juddy Welch, Dahlonega, ...
William A. Cantrell, 85, Dahlonega
William A. Cantrell, 85, of Dahlonega passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at New Horizon Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Au ...

White

Julius Papatyi, 82, Cleveland
Julius Papatyi, age 82, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday August 26, 2016 at Friendship Health and Rehab. Mr. Papatyi was born on July 29, 1934, in Pannonhalma, Hungary, to th ...
Patricia Clay Johnson, 74, Cleveland
Patricia Clay Johnson, age 74 of Cleveland formerly of Lula, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
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