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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 5th, 2015

Forsyth

Barbara Ann Norrell Palaio passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015. She was born on June 9, 1934 in Cumming, Georgia. Barbara graduated from the University of Georgia with ...

Gwinnett

Irene D Harrell, 91, Lawrenceville
Irene D. Harrell, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-eight years, Jack L. Harrell. She is su ...

Hall

Sal Daria, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Sal Daria, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton with his family, by his side.   Fun ...
Edward H. Grant, 79, Hoschton
Mr. Edward H. Grant, age 79, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville with his family.   Memorial Servi ...
Irene Miller Roper, 89, Flowery Branch
Irene Miller Roper, age 89 of Flowery Branch, GA died Saturday, December 5, 2015. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...
Ricky Leslie Tate Jr., 31, Gainesville
Mr. Ricky Leslie Tate Jr. 31 years old, of Gainesville, Ga. Departed this life on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  Ricky was born in Memphis Tennessee to Cerita Graffaree, and Mr. ...

Jackson

Evelyn Miller Richardson, 96, Commerce
Mrs. Evelyn Miller Richardson, age 96, of Commerce, formerly of Dublin, GA died Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Richardson spent eleven years ...

Lumpkin

Tyler Wayne Derrer, 31, Gainesville
Tyler Wayne Derrer, age 31 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015. Mr. Derrer was born March 28, 1984 in Gainesville, Georgia to Douglas Edward Derrer and Jennie ...
Georgette Lynn Fitts, 38, Dahlonega
Georgette Lynn Fitts, age 38, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.   Georgette was a lifelong resident of Lum ...
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