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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Feb 20th, 2014

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Douglas Dewey Harris, 79, Winder
Douglas Dewey Harris, age 79, of Winder, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. He is survived by his daughter, Sonya Turner, Bethlehem, GA; two grandchildren, Abigail Tur ...

Dawson

James R. 'J. R.' Wright, 84, Dawsonville
James R. "J. R." Wright, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday February 20, 2014.Born July 3, 1929 in Atlanta, GA to the late William E. and Ruby Wright, he had lived i ...

Gwinnett

Hart B. Noll, 78, Sugar Hill
Hart B. Noll, age 78, of Sugar Hill, GA died on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, GA. He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Ellwood Noll. He is sur ...

Habersham

Thelma Fry Nix, 90, Cornelia
THELMA FRY NIX, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Habersham Home East. Born in the Macedonia Community of Habersham County, Georgia on August 5, 1923, ...

Hall

Elizabeth Nyoka Maness, 71, Gainesville
Elizabeth Nyoka Maness, 71, of Gainesville passed away Thursday February 20, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday ...
Jarvis Dirk Summerour, 55, Gainesville
Jarvis Dirk Summerour, age 55, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away February, 20, 2014. Funeral Services are Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul UMC, Summit St. SE. Professional services e ...
Max O'Neil Watson, Sr, 85, Gainesville
Max O'Neil Watson, Sr. of Gainesville, Georgia, age 85, died peacefully in his sleep February 20, 2014 after a brief illness. Born May 26, 1928 in Sharpsburg, Georgia to Frank ...

Jackson

Dorothy Mae Sampson, 75, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Dorothy Mae Sampson, age 75, of Maysville who passed away on Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at the Oaks of Limestone in Gainesvil ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Hartwell Blackstock, age 79, of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest, Thursday, February 20, 2014. Mr. Blackstock was born ...
Zadie Adams, 80, Commerce
Zadie AdamsFebruary 23rd, 1933 - February 20th, 2014God opened up the gates of heaven for our dear mother, grandmother, and friend on February 20th, 2014. Zadie entered into life o ...

Lumpkin

Evelyne Kaufman Jones, 88, Dahlonega
Evelyne Kaufman Jones, 88, a long-time resident of Atlanta passed away in Dahlonega, GA on Thursday, February 20. Evelyne was born in Tallahassee, FL to Herbert and Emily Kaufman. ...

White

Betty Louise Savage, 82, Cleveland
Mrs. Betty Louise Savage, age 82 of Cleveland, GA passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014. Mrs. Savage was born in White County, to Albert T. and Ethel Vandiver Jarrard on January ...
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