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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 21st, 2014

Forsyth

Beth Pirkle Samples, 57, Cumming
Beth Pirkle Samples, age 57, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father Dan Pirkle, and sister Ginger Pirkle. She is survived b ...

Gwinnett

Dean Jones Hayes, 82, Buford
Mrs. Dean Jones Hayes, age 82, of Buford, GA, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-six years, Johnnie Hayes. She is survived by h ...

Hall

Cleate Mae Roberts, 81, Oakwood
Cleate Mae Roberts, 81, of Oakwood passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral Services are schedule ...
Jimmie Wood Cooper, 101, Flowery Branch
Jimmie Wood Cooper, 101 of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm in ...
Russell Yates, II, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Russell Yates, II, age 69, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness. A Celebration of Life, will ...
Violet Elaine Crowe, 88, Gainesville
Violet Elaine Crowe, Age 88, of Gainesville, formally of Palm Beach County Florida, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014. Elaine was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Cath ...

Lumpkin

John Alexander Lonholm, 65, Dahlonega
John Alexander Lonholm, age 65, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Northeast GA Medical Center.John was born and raised in Philadelphia, spent 20 years in Gwinne ...

Other

Annie L. Clark, 80, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Ms. Annie L. Clark, age 80, of Danielsville, who passed away on Monday July 21st, 2014. Ms. Clark was the daughter of the late G ...
Jay Neal Alderman, 52, Milledgeville
Jay Neal Alderman, age 52, of Milledgeville passed away Monday, July 21, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfunera ...
Kenneth Eugene Leonard, 67, Danielsville
Dr. Kenneth Eugene Leonard, Ph.D., age 67 of Danielsville, GA passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family. Born in Mansfield, OH, Dr. Leonard ...
Robert Radford Croy, 89, Athens
Robert Radford Croy, 89, passed away Monday morning July 21, 2014 in Athens, Georgia. He was born on August 10, 1924 in Pomeroy, Ohio to Frank and Dorothy Croy.The majority of the ...

Stephens

William Hoyt LeMaster, 69, Toccoa
Mr. William Hoyt LeMaster, age 69, of 1182 Buena Vista Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home. A son of the late William Sims and Edna Shockley LeMa ...
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