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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 30th, 2016

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Rhonda Jean Collins, 37, Winder
Rhonda Jean Collins, age 37, of Winder passed away Friday, September 30, 2016.  Rhonda was a 1997 graduate of Jackson County Comprehensive High School.  She worked in fin ...
Deborah Elizabeth Edmunds, 58, Bethlehem
Deborah Elizabeth Edmunds, age 58, of Bethlehem passed away Friday, September 30, 2016.  Debbie loved being a nurse. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and ...

Gwinnett

Todd Jones Davis, 49, Buford
Todd Jones Davis, age 49 of Buford, GA went to heaven Thursday, September 29, 2016 after an eight and half year battle with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Funeral service will be held ...
Paul Kilpatrick, 64, Buford
Paul Kilpatrick of Buford passed away Friday, September 30, 2016.  Paul was a mischievous 64 year old man who never grew up.  A native of Shelbyville, TN, he had lived in ...

Habersham

Clyde Lee Freeman, 75, Mt. Airy
Clyde Lee Freeman, age 75 of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on April 10, 1941, he was a son of the late Howard and ...
Charles Peter (Hawk) Smessaert, 80, Clarkesville
Charles Peter “Hawk” Smessaert, age 80, of Clarkesville passed away September 9, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.   Born in Chicago, Illi ...

Hall

Eileen V. Thompson, 88, Gainesville
Eileen V. Thompson, 88, of Gainesville, died Friday September 30, 2016 Eileen was born May 26, 1928  and grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee.  She is survived by a son ...

Jackson

Robert Samuel Carithers, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Samuel Carithers, age 87 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, November 30, 2015.  Mr. Carithers was born in ...

White

Steven Angel Landa, 72, Cleveland
            Mr. Steven Angel Landa age 72 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center followin ...
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