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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 21st, 2015

Forsyth

John Western Durand, age 82, of Forsyth County, passed away on November 21, 2015.  John served our country as a Ranger in the United States Army.  He is preceded in death ...

Gwinnett

Teresa Jenkins Hudson, 59, Suwanee
Teresa Jenkins Hudson, age 59, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015. She is survived by her children, Kimberley Scarbrough, Suwanee, GA and Roger Scarbrough, S ...

Habersham

William LeRoy Smith, 81, Cornelia
William LeRoy Smith, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Mr. Smith was born on July 24, 1934 in Stephens County, Georgia to the late Willia ...

Hall

Richard S Kinsey II, 53, Gainesville
Richard S. Kinsey II, 53, passed away early on Saturday morning, November 21, 2015 in Gainesville, GA, after his long courageous battle with cancer.   Richard Kinsey&rsq ...
Ken Thrash, 80, Gainesville
Ken Thrash, 80, of Gainesville passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday the 21st of November, 2015 after an unexpected accident. ...

Jackson

Joyce Helen Hawks, 90, Nicholson
Mrs. Joyce Helen Hawks, age 90, of Nicholson, GA died Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Hill Haven Nursing Home, Commerce.  Mrs. Hawks was born in Nicholson to the late John and ...
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