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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 9th, 2014

Barrow

Michael Normann Newirth, age 53, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Mike worked in restaurants for 35 years, was the son of a chef, and has cooked for celebrities like ...

Dawson

Glen C. Amburn, 50, Dawsonville
Glen C. Amburn, 50, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 9, 2014 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Mr. Amburn was born October 9, 1963 in Lincoln, Missou ...

Gwinnett

Ann Thom Williamson Roberts, surrounded by her family, died peacefully at home on this Fourth of July. She was predeceased by Dan Roberts, her beloved husband of 68 years, parents ...

Habersham

Harvey Jackson Adams, 86, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Harvey Jackson Adams, age 86, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, July 11, 2014 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Billy Burrell and Mr. Whi ...
Johnny Lester Wheeler, 67, Demorest
Johnny Lester Wheeler, age 67 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, July 09, 2014, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on January 10, 1947, he was a son of the late Jim Wheele ...
Rodney Howard, 38, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia announces the death of Rodney Howard, age 38 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, July 09, 2014, at his residence. Arrangem ...

Hall

Thomas Randall Peck, 49, Gainesville
Thomas Randall Peck, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memoria ...
Victoria Israel, 73, Gainesville
Ms. Victoria Israel, age 73, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. Ms. Israel was born Marc ...

Other

Mr. Lonnie Franklin "Frankie" Beck, age 56, of Monroe, GA, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014.Frankie was born and raised in Lumpkin County and had spent the past five years in ...
Mary Helen Shaver, 91, Kennesaw
Mary Helen Shaver, age 91, of Kennesaw passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Funeral Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonf ...
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