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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 8th, 2014

Banks

Rev. Jewell Dean Thomas, Sr., age 78, of Lula, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his residence.Born in Hall County, on February 8, 1936, he was a son of the late Solomon Thomas ...
Joan Elaine Allison, 59, Homer
Joan Elaine Allison, age 59 of Homer, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...
Mary Magdelene Lewallen Brown, age 87, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.Mrs. Brown was born on April 18, 1927 in Banks County, Georgia; daughter of the late ...

Hall

Frances H. Dean, 92, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday July 11, 2014 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Frances H. Dean, age 92 of Gainesville. The Rev. Katie Franklin will offici ...
William (Bill) Cormick, 74, Flowery Branch
Mr. William "Bill" Cormick, age 74, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014. He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Dawn Boyd Cormick; childr ...

Jackson

Jacob Lamar Bullock, 18, Commerce
Mr. Jacob Lamar Bullock, age 18, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Mr. Bullock was born in Lawrenceville, GA to Shannon and Angie Harris Bull ...
Jimmy Curtis Daniel, 77, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Jimmy Curtis "Pop" Daniel, age 77, of Commerce who passed away on Tuesday July 8th, 2014 at his residence. He was the ...
Shirley Ruth Johnson, 65, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Shirley Ruth Johnson 65, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born ...

Lumpkin

James Edward Grizzle, 72, Dahlonega
Mr. James Edward Grizzle, age 72 of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at his home following an extended illness.James was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a ...

Other

Robert Kimberly Sanders, 91, of Atlanta passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Born in Piedmont Alabama and raised in Anniston, Alabama, he was a long time resident of Atlanta wher ...
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