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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 29th, 2011

Forsyth

John George Sofikitis, 77, Cumming
John G. SofikitisBeloved and Dedicated Family Man, Life-Long EducatorJohn George Sofikitis, formerly of Brookfield, OH and Cumming, GA passed into the arms of our Lord on November ...
Mark Ceasar McGuinness, 81, Cumming
Mark Ceasar McGuinness, 81, of Cumming, GA died at his home on November 29, 2011. Born in Mineola, NY he was the son of the late Michael and Margaret McGuinness. He was predeceas ...

Gwinnett

Frances Louise Rylee, 92, Norcross
Mrs. Frances Louise Rylee, age 92, of Norcross, GA died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Embracing Hospice-Snellville. Mrs. Rylee was born in Acworth, GA to the late Jessie and Ola C ...

Habersham

Burean "Buck" Lovell, 85, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Burean "Buck" Lovell, age 85, of Clarkesville will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Anthony ...
Flora Tench Maney, 80, Cornelia
Flora Tench Maney, age, 80, of Cornelia, went home to be with the Lord on November 29, 2011, after an extended illness. Flora was born on December 14, 1930 in Demorest, Georgia, to ...
John Calvin Stamey, 72, Demorest
John Calvin Stamey, age 72 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on November 26, 1939, he was the son o ...

Hall

Jack E. Still, 75, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Jack E. Still, 75, of Gainesville. The Rev. Davi ...
McKenny "Mack" Garner Thompson, age 64 of St. Simons Island, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Georgia, ...
Rev. Wilburn E. Peeples, 91, Gainesville
Rev. Wilburn E. Peeples age 91 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Rev. Peeples was born May 3, 1920 ...
Timothy "BO" Bill Carpenter Sr., age 51, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Memorial services will be Sunday, December 04, 2011 at the residence of ...

Jackson

Eula Rea Duffel Smith, 90, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Eula Rea Duffel Smith, 90,of Commerce who died Tuesday afternoon, November 29, 2011 at the Northridge Medical Center in Commerce ...
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