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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 21st, 2014

Forsyth

Martha Wallace Evans, 95, Cumming
Martha Wallace Evans, age 95 of Cumming, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years; James L. Evans. Martha loved to travel with her ...

Gwinnett

Roger C. Webb, 59, Buford
Roger C. Webb, age 59 of Buford, GA died suddenly Thursday, August 21, 2014. Mr. Webb has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM a ...

Habersham

Bill Dailey, 86, Baldwin
Bill Dailey, age 86 of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his residence. Born in Hayesville, North Carolina, on January 18, 1928, he was a son of the late Mitch and ...
LARRY VINCENT SELESKA, 72, Cornelia
LARRY VINCENT SELESKA, age 72, of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his residence.Born in Buffalo, New York on May 17, 1942, he was the son of the late Harry and ...

Hall

Carolyn M. Eaton, 76, Flowery Branch
Carolyn M. Eaton, 76, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday August 20, 2014. She was born September 2, 1937, in St. Charles, MO. where she also attended Lindenwood Universit ...
Kenneth Homer Gearin, 79, Clermont
Mr. Kenneth Homer Gearin, age 79, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr.Gearin was a native and lifelong resident of the Clermo ...
Verita Inez "Rita" Parker White, age 65 of Buford, GA died suddenly Thursday, August 21, 2014. A Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 6-8 PM at the funer ...

Lumpkin

Daniel 'Dan' Leroy Tyler, 62, Dahlonega
Daniel "Dan" Leroy Tyler, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA died August 21, 2014.Memorial Services are scheduled for 10 AM Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Cha ...

Other

Joe 'Joe Joe' Smith, 50, Royston
Joe "Joe Joe" Smith, age 50, of Royston, Georgia, formerly of Habersham County passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2014.A memorial service will be held at a later date. ...

Stephens

Polly Bailey Payne, 93, Toccoa
Mrs. Polly Bailey Payne, age 93, of 8020 Hwy 320, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at her residence. A daughter of the late Cooper and Bertha Perkins Bailey, she ...

Union

Greg (GT) Turner, 65, Suches
Greg "GT" Turner, age 65, of Suches, GA and formerly of San Francisco, CA passed away Monday, August 18, 2014.Greg had lived in Suches, GA for over 15 years. A native of ...
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