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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 6th, 2011

Banks

Howard Keith Lance, 45, Gillsville
Mr. Howard Keith Lance, age 45 of Gillsville, GA died Saturday, August 6, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Lance was born in Jackson County to William Howard Lance of Jefferson and the ...

Gwinnett

Mary Lindell Hadden, 94, Suwanee
MARY LINDELL HADDEN, 94, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Saturday August 6th, 2011.The family will be announcing a Memorial Service at a later date.Arrangements By Byars Funeral ...

Habersham

Shirley F. Wood, 67, Cornelia
Shirley F. Wood, age 67, of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011 at her residence.Born in Franklin NC, on June 24, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Pearl Hucc ...
Shirley Frady Wood, 67, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Shirley Frady Wood, age 67, of Cornelia who passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and ...

Hall

Barbara M. Eagan, Gainesville
Barbara M. Eagan of Gainesville died Saturday August 6, 2011. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Little & Davenport Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Dale Smith, 66, Riverton,Wyoming, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. Dale Smith, 66 of Riverton, Wyoming formerly of Gainesville died July 30, 2011 at his home in Riverton following a long battle with cancer. Graveside services will be held at 1 ...
Evelyn Reu Hawkins, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Evelyn Reu Hawkins, 88 of Gainesville died Saturday August 6, 2011 at her residence. A native of Elizabeth, New Jersey, Mrs. Hawkins was the daughter of the late William and M ...
Mrs. Mary D. Waddell, age 69 of Bryson City, NC, formerly of Hall County passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011 following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be Wednesday, Augu ...
Sandra Olar, 55, Gainesville
Sandra Olar, age 55 of Gainesville, GA died Saturday, August 6, 2011. Arrangements to be announce by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
William Arnold Sellers, Jr., 89, Gainesville
William Arnold "Bill" Sellers, Jr., age 89, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011, at his residence following a brief illness.Born in Greenville, NC on July ...

Jackson

Billy Joe Wooldridge, 71, Jefferson
Mr. Billy Joe Wooldridge, age 71, of Jefferson, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966.

Lumpkin

Berbie Robinson Harkins, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Berbie Robinson Harkins, age 92, of Dahlonega, GA, died Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a sudden illness.Mrs. Harkins ...

White

Edward Cleve Carter, 78, Cleveland
Edward Cleve Carter, age 78, of Cleveland passed away Saturday August 6, 2011 at Northeast Ga Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Carter was born in Habersham 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