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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 22nd, 2014

Banks

Sonda Rettig, 47, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Sonda Rettig, age 47 of Commerce who passed away on August 21st, 2014. She is the daughter of Keith Morgan and Beverly Staitz of ...

Dawson

Gene A. Mauldin, 86, Dawsonville
Gene A. Mauldin, age 86 of Dawsonville, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014. Mr. Mauldin is a US Navy Veteran who served on the USS Ranger in World War II. He was the Co-owner of M ...

Forsyth

Donald A. Herrick, 83, Cumming
Donald A. Herrick, 83, of Cumming, GA passed away, Friday, August 22, 2014 at his residence. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd ...
Gladys Akins Sosebee, 86, Cumming
Gladys Akins Sosebee, 86, of Cumming, passed away Friday, August 22nd, 2014. Survivors include her children, Ronald "Saralyn" Kellogg of Cumming, David "Vicki" ...

Hall

Lonnie Pruitt, 70, Clermont
Mr. Lonnie Pruitt, age 70, of Clermont, Ga. entered into his eternal life at home on Friday, August 22, 2014 following a brief illness. Born in Cleveland, Ga. on January 26, 1944. ...
Mary Hyres Knoll, 76, Clermont
Mary Hyres Knoll, 76, of Clermont, GA, peacefully passed away on August 22, 2014 following a long battle with Parkinson's disease.Mary Hyres Knoll was born on September 29, 19 ...

Jackson

Mark Fowler, 48, Arcade
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mark Fowler, 48 of Arcade, who passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014. Mr. Fowler was born in Warner Robins, Georgia a son of the late ...

Lumpkin

Edith Gillespie Crumley, 79, Dahlonega
Edith Gillespie Crumley, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, August 22, 2014.She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Louise Sutton Gillespie, and a lifelong resident ...
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