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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 8th, 2015

Banks

Mrs. Florence Ella "Tootsie" Sims Whitehead, age 78, of Gillsville, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 08, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 ...

Forsyth

Josephine 'Jay' Quin, 85, Cumming
Josephine "Jay" Quin, 85, of Cumming, GA passed away on January 8, 2015. Born in Orange, NJ she was the daughter of the late James and Nellie Iuso. She is also predecea ...

Gwinnett

Herman Kenneth Bray, 87, Suwanee
Herman Kenneth Bray, age 87 of Suwanee, GA and formerly of Pensacola, FL died Thursday, January 8, 2015 after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be held Sunday, January 11 ...
Wendy Reagin Ham, 53, Buford
Wendy Reagin Ham, age 53 of Buford, GA died Thursday, January 8, 2015 after an extended illness. Mrs. Ham has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 10 ...

Habersham

Lawrence Sheppard, 91, Batesville
Funeral services for Lawrence Sheppard, age 91 of the Batesville community will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM from the Providence Baptist Church with interment t ...

Hall

Joe F. Walters, 92, Gainesville
Joe F. Walters, Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel, 92, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday January 8, 2015 following a long illness. Joe retired from the Air Force with 22 years ...
Juanita Chambers Lewallen, 84, Flowery Branch
Juanita Chambers Lewallen, 84, of Flowery Branch passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be he ...
Margaret Moore Joseph, 96, Gainesville
Margaret Moore Joseph, age 96, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Charles N. Joseph; and so ...

Jackson

Paul 'Denny' Arrington, 75, Braselton
Paul "Denny" Arrington, age 75, of Braselton, GA passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mary Belle (Merb) Dilbeck Ar ...
Peter Mekosh, 96, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Peter Mekosh, age 96, of Hoschton, Georgia, who passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at home. Mr. Mekosh was born in Centralia, Pe ...
Richard O'Kelley, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Richard O'Kelley, age 71 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 8, 2015. Mr. O'Kelley was born in Cum ...
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