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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 17th, 2011

Forsyth

Janet McClarigan, 72, of Cumming, passed away August 17th after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles F. and Sarah Boyd May. She is survived by a siste ...
Violetta A. Lesink, 63, Dallas
VIOLETTA A. LESINK, 63, of Dallas, Georgia passed away at home on Wednesday August 17th, 2011. Her loving family was at her side.The family will be having a private family servic ...

Habersham

Charles C. Sherwood, Jr, 44, Cornelia
Charles C. Sherwood, Jr. (Cam), age 44, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born at Habersham County Medical Center, Demore ...
Lewis Jesse "Jay" Smith, 60, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Lewis Jesse "Jay" Smith, age 60, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 18, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with honor gu ...

Hall

Eunice James Humphries, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Eunice James Humphries, age 93, of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Wallace, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at her residence. The family will r ...
Gary Forrest Williams, 68, Cumming
Gary Forrest Williams, 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at his residence. He was a member of Abundant Life Church, Cumming, GA.He is preceded in death by h ...
Mrs. Kathleen Clair "Kathy" Stoehr, age 54, of Lula, Georgia, passed away peacefully at her residence Wednesday, August 17, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. ...
Vernon Eugene Grimes, 89, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, formerly of Gainesvi
Vernon E. GrimesBorn May 26, 1922 in Alston GaGraduate of Mercer University, Macon, GA., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA Clinical Pastoral Education Program ...

Jackson

James Rucker, 56, Brookhaven
James Rucker, age 56, of Brookhaven passed away, Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfune ...

Lumpkin

Joe Hampton Morgan, 73, Dahlonega
Joe Hampton Morgan, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday August 17, 2011 at his home.Joe was born October 4, 1937 in Chattanooga, TN and had lived in Dahlonega for the past 40 ...

White

Memorial mass for Clara Angelina Todd Downing, 90, of Toccoa, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Cleveland with Fr. Thad Rudd officiating.Mrs. Downing pa ...
Clara Downing, 90, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Clara Downing, age 90. Mrs. Downing passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Stephens County Hospital following a p ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died