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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 25th, 2013

Gwinnett

Henry J. Duchemin Jr., 71, Buford
Mr. Henry J. Duchemin, Jr, 71, Buford, GA passed away on August 25, 2013. He was preceded in death by grandson, Nicholas Formella. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eleanor ...

Hall

Rolf Legbandt, 82, Lula
Rolf Legbandt of Lula, GA, died August 25, 2013. He was born August 26, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, to mother Helene Dora Klara Herzner Legband and father Alfred Heinrich Legband. ...
Billy Lee Robinson, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Billy Lee Robinson, 62, of Gainesville, GA., passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 following an extended illness. Born in Gainesville, GA on December 8, 1950, He was retired ...
Doyl Gene Ashley, 78, Gainesville
Doyl Gene Ashley, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial ser ...
James Michael Dooley, 50, Gainesville
James Michael Dooley, age 50 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. The fam ...

Lumpkin

Rev. Clyde Collins, 90, Dahlonega
Rev. Clyde Collins, age 90, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday, August 25, 2013.Clyde was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and had retired from the GA State Forestry Service. He was ...
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