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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 20th, 2015

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   Rev. James E. Helton, Sr.,  age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away December 20, 2015 at his residence.  He was born January 21, 1933 in Bethlehem, Georgia to ...

Gwinnett

Shawn Harlow, 39, Sugar Hill
Shawn Harlow, loving husband, father, son, brother and dear friend passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015 at the age of 39. He resided with his wife, three wonderful children and ...

Habersham

Ricky Leroy Furniss, 56, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Ricky Leroy Furniss, age 56, of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Stowe offi ...

Hall

Marie Joyce McLeod McCall, 82, Gainesville
Marie Joyce McLeod McCall, age 82, died Sunday, December 20th, 2015.   Joyce faithfully served the people in Rockdale County for many years retiring from the Tax Commiss ...
Betty Young, 82, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Betty Young, 82, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Willowwood Nursing Center in Flowery Branch GA.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday December 22, 2015 at 2pm ...

Jackson

Faye Elizabeth Bonner, 65, Maysville
Faye Elizabeth Bonner, age 65 of Maysville, GA passed away Sunday December 20, 2015. Mrs. Bonner was the daughter of the late Moody and Arletta Brock Hunter and was the widow of ...
Jerry Winford Dills, 66, Jefferson
Mr. Jerry Winford Dills, age 66, of Jefferson, GA died Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Gentiva Hospice at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Dills was born in Commerce to the l ...

Lumpkin

Melvin Leon Burson, 74, Dahlonega
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 23, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Melvin Leon Burson, age 74 of Dahlonega. The Rev. William “Bill ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Parnell Bondurant III, age 68 of Athens, Georgia who passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 in Athens, Georgia, after a brief illn ...

Stephens

Lloyd Chaffin Lawson, 71, Toccoa
Loyd Chaffin Lawson, age 71 of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015. Born in Stephens County on July 2, 1944, he was a son of the late Arthur and Bertha Mae Deal Lawso ...
David Larry Russell, 52, Toccoa
Mr. David Larry Russell, age 52 of 135 Brown Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A son of James and Faye Bra ...
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