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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 2nd, 2015

Banks

Ethelene White Hooper, age 91, of Lula, passed away on January 2, 2015.Born on March 10, 1923, in Banks County, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Myra Phillips Wh ...

Forsyth

Bobbie Elrod Cobb, 95, Cumming
Bobbie Elrod Cobb., age 95 of Cumming, formerly of Anderson and Greenwood, SC, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015. She was born May 12, 1919 in Hartwell, Georgia to Ezekiel ...
Chin P. Murphy passed away on January 1, 2015.No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com.Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral ...

Gwinnett

Donald (Don) Cantrell, 72, Buford
Donald (Don) Cantrell passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 at the age of 72. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Beulah Cantrell of Mt. Airy, GA. In addition to his ...

Habersham

Alfred Erwin Stroud, 84, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Alfred Erwin Stroud, age 84 of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Mark Stroud will offici ...
Dottee McNelley McCollum, 88, Turnerville
Graveside services for Dottee McNelley McCollum, age 88 of Turnerville, will be held on Monday, January 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Turnerville. ...
Winell Head Seabolt, 77, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Winell Head Seabolt, age 77 of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. W. A. Jenkins and Rev. ...

Hall

Edward Benjamin Wapniewski, age 66 of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Memorial services are sche ...
Jean Marie Albano, 67, Murrayville
Jean Marie (Sessa) Albano, 67, of Murrayville, GA peacefully departed January 02, 2015 at the Oaks @ Scenic View in Baldwin, GA. Born April 16, 1948 in Chicago, IL, daughter of the ...
José Cordova, 80, Gainesville
Mr. José Cordova, age 80, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Friday, January 2, 2015. There will be no arrangements at this time.Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 989 Ri ...
Joseph F. Baer, 77, Gainesville
Joseph F. Baer age 77 of Gainesville, Ga. died on January 2, 2015.Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside Drive. Gainesville, Ga. 30501 in charge of arrangements
Lorene Moss Daniel, 91, Gainesville
​Lorene Moss Daniel, 91, of Gainesville, died Friday January 2, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home
Melinda McComas, 67, Buford
Mrs. Melinda McComas, age 67, of Buford passed away Friday, January 2, 2015.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2015 in the Chapel of Memorial Park South Funer ...

Jackson

Glenda Lee Parson, 52, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Glenda Lee Parson, age 52, of Commerce who passed away on January 2nd, 2015. She was the daughter of Hoyt and Caroline Banks Bec ...
Horace Daniel Sr., 80, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Horace Daniel Sr., age 80, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015. Mr. Daniel was born in Commerce, Georgia, a son t ...

Other

Norman Keith Patton, 57, Greer, SC
Ivie Funeral home of Commerce announces services for Norman Keith Patton 57 of Greer, S.C. who died Friday Jan. 2, 2015. He was the son of the late Norman H. and Florence Adams Pa ...

Rabun

James Floyd Hayes,, 70, Clayton
James Floyd Hayes, age 70, of Clayton passed away Friday, January 2, 2015. Mr. Hayes was an United States Navy Veteran were he was a Golden Glove Boxer. He loved to fish, water s ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.