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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 7th, 2016

Banks

John James “Big John” Boswell age 74 of Maysville passed away Sunday August 7, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Big John was born June 17, 1 ...

Habersham

Ronald Moody, 70, Alto
Ronald Moody, age 70, of Alto, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016.   Born in Habersham County, on April 25, 1946, he was a son of Loreen Palmer Moody of Cornelia and ...

Hall

Richard Lamar Dodd, 75, Gainesville
                Richard Lamar Dodd, 75, peacefully passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 with his cherished ...
Dorothy Spikes Garner, 82, Gainesville
                Dorothy Spikes Garner, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Nor ...
Dorothy J. “Dotty” Wilson, age 86 of Gainesville, GA, passed away on August 7, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Dotty retired after 35 years from the No ...

Jackson

Ava B. Carlan Maddox, age 86 of Talmo, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 11, 2016 ...
Virginia Toney Shaw, 72, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Virginia Toney Shaw, age 72, of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 7, 2016.  Mrs. Shaw was born in Hall C ...
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.