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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 2nd, 2011

Dawson

Charles T. "Charlie" Salter, 69, Dawsonville
Charles T. "Charlie" Salter, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 2, 2011 at The Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health.Born February 5, 1942 i ...
Lance Oxyer, 46, Dawsonville
Lance Oxyer, 46, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 2, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born July 29, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio, he lived in Dawson County for ...

Forsyth

Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Smith, age 23, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ben loved ...

Habersham

Lillie Jane Edwards Sayne, 96, Clarkesville
Mrs. Lillie Jane Edwards Sayne age 96 of Clarkesville passed away Tuesday, August 02, 2011 at her granddaughters residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Sayne was born May 29 ...

Hall

Ana Francisa Rojos Vda de Olarte, age 95 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sa ...
Eugene "Gene" Ray, 71, Gainesville
Eugene "Gene" Ray, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Sandra Mae Lewis, 72, Flowery Barnch
Mrs. Sandra Mae Lewis, age 72, of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, August 5, 2011 at Zion Hill Baptist Church wit ...

Jackson

James R. "Mickey" Smith, 82, Commerce
James R. "Mickey" Smith, age 82 of Clayton, formerly of Commerce, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Mountain View Nursing Home in Clayton, Georgia, following an e ...
Janice Wilbanks, 65, Nicholson
Ms. Janice Wilbanks, age 65, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center. Ms. Wilbanks was born in Selma, AL to the late Verner Willie Wilbanks. Sh ...

White

Doyal Sanford Thornton, 82, Cleveland
The was a grand celebration in heaven on Aug. 2, 2011, as Doyal Sanford Thornton Sr., age 82, entered into the realm of Glory.There to greet him was his father, James J. Thornton; ...
Mildred Elliott, 84, Cleveland
Mildred Elliott, 84, of Cleveland passed away Sunday July 31, 2011 at Freiendship Healthcare following an extended illness. Ms. Elliott was born in White County to the late Paul an ...
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