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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 31st, 2014

Forsyth

Mary Lou Snyder, 84, Cumming
Mary Lou Snyder, 84, of Cumming, GA (and a longtime resident of Chicago, IL) died on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Shamokin, PA she was the daught ...
Thad Packett Hamby Jr., 77, Cumming
Thad Packett Hamby, Jr., age 77, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, August 31st, 2014. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Linda Hamby of Cumming; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff ...

Hall

Peggy Bailey Wood, 82, Gainesville
Peggy Bailey Wood, age 82, of Gainesville went to be with Jesus on Sunday 8/31/2014. Mrs. Wood was born in Athens GA where she lived most of her life. She retired from Wayne Edward ...
Thomas H. Long, 67, Gainesville
Thomas H. Long, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 in Commerce following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, September 3, 2014 ...
Tommy Dorsey Anderson, 51, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday September 4, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Tommy Dorsey Anderson, age 51 of Gainesville. The Rev. Bill Hutcheson ...

Jackson

James Thomas Mize, 70, Hoschton
James Thomas Mize, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014. He loved to hunt and fish. He was survived by his wife Sandra Mize; sons Wayne Mize of Winder, Johnny ...

Other

James Luther Johnson McBath, 95, Carnesville
James Luther Johnson "Jim" McBath Sr., 95, of Carnesville, passed away Sunday afternoon at his home. Born April 28, 1919, in Carnesville, he was the son of the late James ...
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