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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 17th, 2011

Dawson

Jane Burton Edwards Gilreath, 71, Dawsonville
Jane Burton Edwards Gilreath, 71, of Dawsonville passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday July 17, 2011 following an extended illness.Born May 19, 1940 in Suwanee to the late H ...

Forsyth

Jerry Burruss, Cumming
Jerry Burruss of Cumming passed away July 17, 2011, after a brief battle with lung cancer. Jerry was a proud member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He loved his church and chur ...
Madeline Schwartz, 98, Alpharetta
Madeline Schwartz passed away July 17, 2011 at the age of 98. Madeline grew up, went to school, married and raised a family in Clay City, IL. She moved to O'Fallon, IL with ...
Marjorie Lawrence, 96, Cumming
MARJORIE LAWRENCE, 96, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Sunday July 17th, 2011 at Tara Plantation.The family will be receiving friends at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandu ...

Habersham

Lois Savage, 80, Homerville
Lois Savage, age 80, of Homerville, GA, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011 at the Clinch Memorial Hospital.Born in Banks County on August 16, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Jo ...
Pearl Forester Williams, 81, Cornelia
Pearl Forester Williams, age 81, of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011 at her residence.Born in Habersham County on January 08, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Rossie ...

Hall

Fannie Overstreet, 74, Oakwood
Mrs. Fannie "Lucy" (Davis) Overstreet, age 74, of Oakwood, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Fu ...
Laura D. Humphries, 49, Gainesville
Ms. Laura D. Humphries, age 49, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service is scheduled ...
Trang Thi Nguyen, 74, Gainesville
Ms. Trang Thi Nguyen, age 74 of Gainesville, GA, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arra ...
Tyrone F. Tate, 48, Gainesville
Mr. Tyrone F. Tate, age 48 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

Mr. Lowry "Jack" Jackson Cox, age 25, of Talmo, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2011. Family will receive friends 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 2 ...
Bennie Gail Booth, 61, Maysville
Mrs. Bennie Gail Booth, age 61 of Maysville, GA died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Booth was born in Royston to the late, W.C. and Berdie Gaddis Stowe. Mrs. Booth ...
Dennis Ward, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dennis Roger Ward, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2011. Mr. Ward was born in Jackson County, a son to the l ...

White

Beulah Mae Satterfield, 90, Cleveland
Mrs. Beulah Mae Satterfield, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Gateway Health Care. Mrs. Satterfield was born April 6, 1921 in Cleveland to the late Edgar a ...
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