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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Janice Jerrett Bryan, 70, Cumming
Janice Jerrett Bryan, age 70 of Cumming, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016. She was a member of First Baptist Church Cumming. She is survived by her children, William H. Br ...
Alexander Ferdinand Cummings was born on June 1, 1987, in Athens, Georgia, to Dr. Richard Dale and Sandra (nee Falkenhein) Cummings. The family was complete with an older brother, ...

Gwinnett

Judy Lynn Raines of Dacula, GA passed away August 29, 2016.  Judy’s profession was dedicated to education where she taught elementary school in Gwinnett County until ret ...

Habersham

Helen Hope Knight Evans, 98, Clarkesville
Hope Knight Evans, 98, of Clarkesville, formerly of Pawleys Island and Greenville, SC died Monday, August 29, 2016 after a long period of declining health. Born in Chanute, Ka ...
Mildred Marie Kinsey Trotter, 96, Clarkesville
Mildred Marie Kinsey Trotter, age 96 of Clarkesville, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later ...

Hall

Marie Brownlow, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Marie Brownlow, 87 of Gainesville died Monday August 29, 2016 at her residence. Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Brownlow had lived in Hall County for a number of years.  ...
Edward “Buster” Graham, 68, Flowery Branch
  Mr. Edward “Buster” Graham, age 68 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral servic ...
Elsbeth Helene Vance, Gainesville
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away on August 29, 2016. To those who knew her she was a beautiful lady who loved her family, the arts, music and nature. ...

Jackson

Kenneth Pittman Campbell, 75, Commerce
  Mr. Kenneth Pittman Campbell, age 75, of Commerce, GA died Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Campbell was born in Commerce to the late Aaron and Nettie ...
Mr. William “LeRoy” Roy Pirkle, age 56, of Pendergrass passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. ...

Lumpkin

Monzell Alexander, 84, Murrayville
Monzell Alexander, age 84, of Murrayville, GA (Lumpkin County) passed away on August 29, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Lillie Palmer and also is preceded i ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Leslie “Les” Russell Nix, age 51 of Cleveland. Les passed away Monday, August 29, 2016. Funeral services ...
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.