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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 27th, 2011

Banks

Annie Ruth Smith Touchton, 81, of Tifton, GA, formerly of Banks County, died Thursday January 27, 2011 in Tifton, GA following an extended illness.Born June 17, 1929 in Banks Count ...
Vernon Lee Fortner, 37, Maysville
Vernon Lee Fortner age 37 of Maysville passed away Wednesday January 26, 2011. The family will recieve friends Friday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Services will be he ...

Habersham

Carmel Inez Ash, 94, Cornelia
Carmel Inez Ash, age 94 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Friendship Nursing Home. Mrs. Ash was born March 9, 1916 in White County to the late Henry and Alma F ...

Hall

Dorothy Laxson Nesholm, 93, Gainesville
Dorothy Laxson Nesholm, 93, of Gainesville, formerly of Pompano Beach Fl and Seattle Washington, passed away January 27, 2011. Born in Minneapolis, MN, she was a Rockette at Radio ...
James Elmer Chastain, age 91 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at his residence. Memorial Park Funeral Home will announce arrangements at a later date. Memorial ...
Mary Lou Gilstrap Fuller, 84, Murrayville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00pm Sunday January 30 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Lou Gilstrap Fuller age 84 of Murrayville. The Rev. Dean Bryant, Re ...

Jackson

Jacob Dylan Book, 18, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jacob Dylan Book, age 18, of Commerce, who passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011. He was born on March 29, 1992, in Atlanta, GA, a son ...
Perry James Horton, 67, Jefferson
Mr. Perry James Horton, age 67 of Jefferson passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton Ga. 30548. 706-654-0966.

Lumpkin

Johnny Lee (Easy Rider) Gibbs, age 45, of Maysville, GA, died January 27, 2011.Mr. Gibbs was born in Gainesville, GA. He was a long haul truck driver. Johnny was preceded in death ...

White

Alfred Edward Smith, 89, Cleveland
Alfred Edward Smith, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Friendship Nursing Home in Cleveland, following an extended illness.Funeral services are sch ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Phillips (P.) Parks Duncan, age 78, of Cleveland. Mr. Duncan passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Northeast Geo ...
Willard Cantrell, 71, Cleveland
Mr. Willard Cantrell, age 71, of Cleveland, passed away, Thursday, January 27, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Cantrell was born in White County on March 31, 1940 to the late William And ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86