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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 14th, 2017

Banks

Lessie Wilkinson Caudell, 79, Hollingsworth Community
Lessie Wilkinson Caudell, age 79, of the Hollingsworth Community, Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Mrs. Caudell was born on January 23, 1938, in Bank ...

Dawson

Lee Ayers, 66, Dawsonville
Lee Ayers, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 14, 2017 at his residence. Born February 25, 1950, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  Lee owned and op ...

Forsyth

Albertine (Bert) Burrell, 97, passed away peacefully February 14, 2017 in Cumming, Ga. Where she has lived for the past 8 years. Bert was a native of Berwick, Maine.  Be ...
Mary Sammons Bowden, 95, Cumming
Mary Sammons Bowden, age 95, of Cumming, Ga (formerly Atlanta) passed February 14, 2017.  Funeral service will be held 11 AM Friday, February 17, 2017 at McDonald and Son Fune ...
Linda Lou Horvath, 71, Gainesville
Linda Lou Horvath, 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  Funeral Services will be held on ...

Hall

Henry Clay Grant, Jr, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Henry Clay Grant, Jr., age 57, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 17, 2017 at Memorial Park South ...
Lourilla B. Allen, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Lourilla B. Allen, 85, of Gainesville passed away February 14, 2017 at Gracemont Assisted Living.           A funeral service w ...
Bobby Lewis Knapp, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Bobby Lewis Knapp, 62, of Gainesville passed away February 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           A funeral ser ...

Jackson

Margaret Ann Purcell, 83, Commerce
Mrs. Margaret Ann Purcell, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Purcell was born in Commerce to the late Hope William and Lucy Pearl Payne ...

Other

Billy Joe Thomason, 78, Prospect Community
Billy  Joe Thomason, 78, of the Prospect Community, passed away Tuesday evening February 14, 2017, at the Brown Health and Rehab, in Royston, GA. January 18, 1939, he was t ...

Stephens

Rev. Almon Jefferson Yearwood, age 89 of 52 Yearwood Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late David Paul and Elizabeth ...

Towns

Larry R. Milford, 70, Hiawassee
Larry R. Milford, age 70, of Hiawassee, a 50 year resident of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  A true Southern gentleman and proud American, he always made a ...

Union

Linda Sue Simmons Thompson, age 65, of Suches, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Dennis Thompson; son, Marvin Tr ...
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.