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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 23rd, 2011

Forsyth

John C. Gravitt, 70, Cumming
John C. Gravitt, 70, passed away on the morning of June 23, 2011 at Northside-Forsyth Hospital with lung cancer. He was born on January 15, 1941 to Clint and Melba Gravitt. He was ...

Hall

Dorothy M. "Dot" Eddy, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Dorothy M. "Dot" Eddy, 70 of Gainesville died Thursday June 23, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Cairo, Georgia, Mrs. Eddy had lived in Hall Cou ...
Glines "Tudy Dukes" Njikang, 54, Gainesville
Glines "Tudy Dukes" Njikang, age 54, of Gainesville, GA died Thursday June 23rd, 2011. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Gainesville,G ...
Kansie Lee Newton Haynes, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Kansie Lee Newton Haynes, 78 of Gainesville died Thursday June 23, 2011 at her residence. Born in Dawson County, Mrs. Haynes had lived in Hall County for most of her life. Sh ...

Jackson

John Willie "Johnny" Murphy, 66, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Willie "Johnny" Murphy, age 66, of Pendergrass, who passed away on June 23, 2011. Mr. Murphy was born in Jackson County ...
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