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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 28th, 2014

Barrow

Jeannie Diana Bradshaw, age 32, of Winder, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was survived by her significant other Garcia "Cowboy" Flores of Winder; mother Ma ...

Hall

Eston Wycliff (Wyc) Orr Sr., 67, Gainesville
Eston Wycliffe ("Wyc") Orr, Sr., 67, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. Wyc was born in Tifton, Georgia the son of Emogene Gaskins Orr and John Hughes Orr ...
Hazel Smith, 64, Gainesville
Ms. Hazel Smith, age 64, of Gainesville, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an unexpected sudden illness. ...
Pauline Cara Lawrence, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Pauline Lawrence, 92, of Gainesville, died May 28, 2014. Mrs. Lawrence was born on July 14, 1921 in Seneca, SC. While working at a radio manufacturing company, she met her fu ...

Lumpkin

Annie Jo Tant Turner, 70, Dahlonega
Annie Jo Tant Turner, age 70, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 following an extended illness.Annie Jo had lived in Lumpkin County for 16 years after moving here from R ...
Christy Leigh Ward Atwell, 41, Dahlonega
Christy Leigh Ward Atwell, age 41, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. She was born in Atlanta, GA, and had been ...
Dennis Brent Hanson, 74, Dahlonega
Dennis Brent Hanson age 74 of Dahlonega(September 27, 1939 - May 28, 2014) Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 7th, at 11 am at Deer Creek Shores in Cumming, GA Arrange ...
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