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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 25th, 2012

Banks

Daniel Timothy Tatum, age 15, of Lula, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012. Born Newport News, Virginia on August 26, 1996, he was the son of Ronnie and Renee Cantrell Ta ...

Forsyth

Eugenia Harrison Powel Devereaux, age 93, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Cumming Manor Nursing Home.Lovingly know as Grandma Gene by her church ...

Habersham

Kenneth Mann, 69, Mt. Airy
Kenneth Mann, age 69 of Mt. Airy, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 25, 2012.Born in Concord, NC on February 1, 1943, he was the son of the late Arthur and Ma ...

Hall

Diane Hosch Higgins, 69, Buford
Mrs. Diane Hosch Higgins, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Dorothy Brogdon Hosch. She is survive ...
Gertrude Dayton Worthington, 95, Gainesville
Gertrude Dayton WorthingtonLanier Village EstatesGainesville GA 30506WidowedBorn Wheeling, WV, September 20, 1916.She was a resident of Daytona Beach area from 1947-2005 and moved ...
Laura Fay Irvin Vandiver, 58, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Laura Fay Irvin Vandiver, age 58 of Gainesville, GA, who passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Mrs. Vandiver was born in Gainesvi ...
Loren J. Sadler, 12, Buford
Loren J. Sadler, age 12, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012. He is survived by his mother, Natasha Sadler, Buford, GA; father, Ricky C. Wilburn, Buford, GA; siste ...
Mark Wayne Powell, 53, Gainesville
Mark Wayne Powell age 53 of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 25, 2012. Memorial Service 11:00 A.M. Wednesday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gai ...
Mary Lois Helton, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Lois Helton, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Jackson

Major Banks Lewallen, 81, Commerce
Mr. Major Banks Lewallen, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 25, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Lewallen was born in Franklin County to the late William and Lula Segars Lewa ...

Lumpkin

Dewey L. Landrum, 57, Dahlonega
Dewey L. Landrum, 57, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday August 25, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born August 25, 1955 in Covington, KY to the late Dewey and Billie Landr ...
Michael Charles Ridley, 53, Dahlonega
Michael Charles Ridley, age 53, of Dahlonega, GA, died Saturday, August 25, 2012, at his residence.Michael was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and was of the Baptist faith.He ...

White

Victor Joseph Turner, 54, Cleveland
Victor Joseph Turner age 54 of Cleveland passed away Saturday August 25, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Turner was born in Greenville SC to Faye Harkins Turner and the late Ralph Turn ...
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