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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 11th, 2014

Banks

Jerry Gordon Nix, 70, Alto
Jerry Gordon Nix, age 70 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at his daughter's residence in Cleveland. Born in Habersham County on November 15, 1943, he was a son ...

Barrow

Cameron Lee Miller, 19, Winder
Mr. Cameron Lee Miller, age 19, of Winder, Georgia went to be with the Lord, surrounded by family and friends on November 11, 2014. Cameron had resided in Winder all of his ...
Floyd Cliatt, 70, Winder
Floyd Cliatt, 70, of Winder passed away Tuesday November 11, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born March 8, 1944 in Augusta, Georgia to the late H ...

Dawson

Davis C. Pennington, 71, Dawsonville
Davis C. Pennington, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday November 11, 2014 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.Born December 10, 1942 in Atlanta ...

Forsyth

James Howard Bruce, Sr, 71, Cumming
James Howard Bruce, Sr., age 71, of Cumming, passed away, Tuesday, November 11, 2014.Survivors include his children, Ronald (Cherry) Martin, James (Caroline) Bruce, III, Sandra Pea ...
Richard C.Yezzi, 81, Cumming
Richard C.Yezzi (Red), 81, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Cumming, GA.Survived by his wife, Bonnie and her daughters, Holly Mays, Heidi Able and Heather Faust ...
William David Smith, 69, Cumming
William David Smith, 69, of Cumming, GA passed away on November 11, 2014. Born in Athens, GA he was the son of the late Eldridge and Mamie Smith.David was a kind and honest man wh ...

Habersham

Ralph James York, 85, Mt. Airy
Ralph James York, age 85 of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Habersham Medical Center.Born on December 25, 1928 in Demorest, Georgia, he was a son of th ...
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