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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 15th, 2015

Forsyth

Judith Lenore Parsley, 78, Cumming
Judith Lenore Parsley, 78, of Cumming, GA died Tuesday December 15, 2015.  Born in Whiteville, NC she was the daughter of the late Shade and Gertrude Walker. She is preceded i ...
Sandra D. Shah, 68, Cumming
Sandra D. Shah, 68, of Cumming, GA died on December 15, 2015 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Trenton, PA she was the daughter of the late Ann Backlund and Marlin Crytz ...

Hall

Fred C. Blair, 91, Gainesville
Fred C. Blair, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away on December 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. Mr. Blair was born November 15, 1924 in Atlanta, G ...
Emma Jean Byrd Morrow, 73, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Emma Jean Byrd Morrow, age 73 of Flowery Branch, was called home on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Willowood Nursing Home following an extended illness.  She was a beloved ...
Dennis E. Sosebee, 74, Gainesville
      Mr. Dennis E. Sosebee, age 74, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.  &nb ...

Other

Elizabeth Anne Logan Piucci, 86, Naperville, IL
Elizabeth Anne Logan Piucci died peacefully at her home in Naperville, IL on the 15th of December. She was 86. Betty was born in Hackensack, NJ to George Thomas Logan and Grace Rog ...

Rabun

Coleman Jarrard, 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, December 15, 2015.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janice.  He is also survived by his ...

White

Robert Kenneth Damron, 83, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Robert Kenneth Damron, age 83 of Cleveland. Mr. Damron passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Mr. Damron was born ...
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