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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Sep 20th, 2013

Forsyth

Michael Lewis Tonya, 87, Cumming
Michael Lewis Tonya, from Cumming, Georgia, died on September 20, 2013 in Cumming, Georgia of lengthy illnesses. He was born September 2, 1926 in Bessemer, PA to Andrew Tonya and J ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Patricia Washington Davis, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on September 20, 2013.She is survived by her husband of thirty years, Sim Davis, Buford, GA; daughter Nekita Washi ...

Hall

Peggy Jean Hayes, 54, Gainesville
Peggy Jean Hayes, age 54, of Gainesville, GA passed away September 20, 2013. The visitation is Friday, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit St. from 7:00 o'clock p. ...

Jackson

James 'J.R.' Thompson, 31, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James "J.R." Thompson, 31,of Commerce, Ga. who passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Mr. Thompson was preceded in death ...

White

Ann Mae Vollrath, 75, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Ann Mae Vollrath, age 75 of Cleveland. Ms. Vollrath passed on September 20, 2013. A celebration of life for Ms. Vollrath ...
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