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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 14th, 2013

Banks

Mrs. Sarah "Nanny Ruth" Garrison Healan age 83 of Gillsville passed away on Monday October 14, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral se ...

Barrow

Mary Jane Harrison McDaniel Toole, 90, Winder GA, formerly of Buford, GA passed away Monday, October 14, 2013. She was preceded in death by children, Billy McDaniel, Bobby Lee McD ...

Dawson

William O. "Bill" Burnham, 96, Dawsonville
William O. "Bill" Burnham, 96, of Dawsonville passed away Monday October 14, 2013 at his residence following a period of declining health.Born March 10, 1917 in Douglasvi ...

Forsyth

Randall Luther Stephens, 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013. He was preceded in death by parents Luther and Flay Poole Stephens, brother, Harold Stephens, C ...

Gwinnett

Larry Dean Cross, 70, Buford
Larry Dean Cross, age 70 of Buford, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, October 14, 2013. A Home going Service will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Ham ...

Habersham

Albert F. 'Whitey' Drost, 82, Clarkesville
Albert F. "Whitey" Drost, age 82, of Clarkesville, Georgia and Haines City, Florida passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Mr. Drost was born on March 16, 1931, in Spri ...

Hall

Jesus Gonzalez, 34, Ganesville
Mr. Jesus Gonzalez age 34 of Gainesville passed away on Monday October 14, 2013 in Augusta, Ga from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
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