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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 17th, 2013

Gwinnett

Ruby Forrester Young, 84, Buford
Mrs. Ruby Forrester Young, age 84, of Buford passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, following a brief illness.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Wed ...

Habersham

James (Jimmy) Sumner, 76, Baldwin
Funeral services for James "Jimmy" Sumner, age 76 of Baldwin will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM from the Grace - Calvary Episcopal Church. The Revere ...
Jim H. Goss, 87, Demorest
Jim H. Goss, age 87, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at a private care facility following an extended illness. Mr. Goss was born on May 28, 1925, i ...

Hall

Bobbie Joan Barrett Moore, 80, Gainesville and Lula
Bobbie Joan Barrett Moore, age 80 of Gainesville and Lula, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Landmark Hospital, Athens, Georgia fo ...

Jackson

Henry Edward Brown, 64, Commerce
Mr. Henry Edward Brown, age 64, of Commerce died Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Piedmont Hospital. Mr. Brown was born in Commerce to the late, Henry Edward Brown, Sr. and Kathleen P ...
Katie Ruth King Peek, 90, Commerce
Mrs. Katie Ruth King Peek age 90, of Commerce died Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center. Mrs. Peek was born in Americus, GA to the late, James Howell and ...

Lumpkin

Tommy C. King, 69, Dahlonega
Tommy C. King, 69, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday February 17, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born March 5, 1943 in Cornelia, Geor ...

White

Betty Jean Ash Black, 77, Cleveland
Betty Jean Ash Black, 77, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from an extended illness. Born on August 7, 1935, she was the epitome o ...
Richard F. Leonard, 81, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home announces the death of Richard F. Leonard, age 81, of Cleveland. Mr. Leonard passed away February 17, 2013 at The Oaks at Scenic View. Arrangements are incompl ...
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