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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 7th, 2014

Forsyth

Cody Daniel Gibbs, 19, Cumming
Cody Daniel Gibbs, age 19 of Cumming, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014. Survivors include his daughter, Adelyn Noor; parents, William L., Jr. (Brandy) Gibbs of Clairmont, Jenni ...

Gwinnett

Charlotte J. Smith, 80, Sugar Hill
Charlotte J. Smith, age 80, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Loyd and Lizzie Smith, infant twin brother and sis ...

Habersham

Keith Douglas Lakey, 62, Demorest
Funeral services for Keith Douglas Lakey, age 62, of Demorest will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Stacey Miller will offici ...

Hall

Guadalupe Pedraza, 65, Gainesville
Ms. Guadalupe Pedraza, age 65, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, August 11, 201 ...
Guynita Smith Farmer, 80, Gainesville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Guynita Smith Farmer, age 80, of Gainesville who went to her heavenly home on August 7th, 2014 following an extended illness. Fu ...
Mary K. Boswell, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary K. Boswell, 88, of Gainesville died August 7, 2014. Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville in charge of arrangements.
Mary Yancy Pittard, 96, Gainesville
Ms. Mary Yancy Pittard, age 96, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Fir ...
William "Russ" Russell Hughes III, 68, died on Thursday August 7, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. Russ was born on September 21, 1945. A native of Gainesville, Georgia, he ...

Other

Barbara Ann Gooch, 67, Augusta
Barbara Ann Gooch, age 67, of Augusta, GA, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Willie Gooch, and mother, Loui ...
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