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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 25th, 2015

Dawson

Patricia “Pitty Pat” Spivey Cavanaugh, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 25, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining he ...

Forsyth

Louise Boling Akins, 87, Cumming
Louise Boling Akins, age 87, of Cumming, passed away on November 24, 2015.  She was a member at Zion Hill Baptist Church.  Louise was preceded in death by her parents, No ...
Billy Eugene Dixon, 77, Cumming
Mr. Billy Eugene Dixon, age 77, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Thompson Dixon, his parents, Ivous and Daisy Elro ...
  Jacinto M. “Jack” Garcia, Jr., 65, of Cumming, GA passed away on November 23, 2015 at Hospice Atlanta.  Born in Los Angeles, CA he was the son of the lat ...
Jayne Malcom, 75, Cumming
Jayne Malcom, 75, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.  She was born in Monroe, GA, daughter of the late Harriett Anthony Briscoe and Benjamin Lowe Malcom ...
Jeanne Butterly Moffitt, 85, of Cumming, GA, passed away on December 1, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Gertrude and John Butterly of Scranton, PA.  Her husband of 25 y ...

Gwinnett

Rina Louise Zingerman, 83, Suwanee
Rina Louise Zingerman, 83, of Suwanee, GA died on December 1, 2015 at her home.  Born in Italy, she was the daughter, of the late Peter and Esterina Ceci.  Her beloved hu ...

Hall

Alan Keith Young, 46, Flowery Branch
Mr. Alan Keith Young, age 46 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services ...
Kyle Armour, 28, Gainesville
Mr. Kyle Armour age 28 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday November 25, 2015 at his residence.   Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday November 29, 2015 at 4:00 ...
George Thomas (Tom) Cornett, Jr. of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the age of 84.   He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late George ...
Claudia J. Emerson, 68, Gainesville
Mrs. Claudia J. Emerson age 68 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday November 25, 2015 at her residence.   Graveside Services will be held on Saturday November 28, 201 ...
Marjorie Hudson Holland, 83, Gainesville
Marjorie Hudson Holland, age 83, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. George Hudson and Alice Hudson; and b ...
Donald Steven (Steve) Lanier, 65, Flowery Branch
  Mr. Donald Steven (Steve) Lanier, age 65, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at North East Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. Funeral s ...

Jackson

R.C. “Pat” Patterson, 88, Commerce
            Mr. R.C. “Pat” Patterson, age 88 of Commerce died Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Li ...
Mary L. Davis, 95, Hoschton
Mary L. Davis, age 95, of Hoschton, GA and the Mulberry Community passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.   She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-seven ...
Edna Aaron Meeler, 80, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Edna Aaron Meeler, age 80 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, December 3, 2015.  Mrs. Meeler was born in Royst ...
Betty Ruth Priest, 76, Commerce
Betty Ruth Priest, age 76 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday Dec. 01, 2015. Mrs. Priest was the daughter of the late Guy and Sallie Mae Hutchins Carthern and was the widow of H ...
Patricia Ann Talley, 75, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Patricia Ann Talley, age 75, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015. Mrs. Talley was born in Gainesville Ohio, a d ...
Emma Sue Thurmond, 88, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Emma Sue Thurmond, age 88 of Commerce, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, November 25, 2015.&nb ...

Lumpkin

James Stanley Carney, 63, Dahlonega
James Stanley Carney, age 63, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015. He is preceded in death by his son, Miles Albert Carney and his father, James Albert Carney. ...
Verner Howard Martin, 93, Dahlonega
Verner Howard Martin, 93, born in Commerce Ga. and longtime resident of Atlanta and Dahlonega Ga. passed away Nov. 25, 2015, after a short illness.   He was the so ...

Other

George Chrisley, 86, Jackson
George Chrisley, age 86 of Jackson, GA passed away Wednesday November 25, 2015.   Mr. Chrisley was the son of the late Ace and Nettie Tucker Chrisley and was the widower of ...
Clarence Wayne Shoemaker, 68, Danielsville
Clarence Wayne Shoemaker, 68 of Danielsville died Monday Dec. 7. He was the son of late Clarence D. and Ruth Earlene Campbell Shoemaker and a US Army veteran of the Vietnam. He ...

Stephens

Thomas Wendell Ansley, 88, Toccoa
Mr. Thomas Wendell Ansley, age 88 of Jordan Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A son of the late Powell and Emmie ...

White

Claudine Free, 72, Cleveland
Claudine Free, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Free was born July 6, 1943 in Cleveland to the late James Walter Hicks ...
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.