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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 7th, 2015

Forsyth

Elizabeth Bearov Wood, 63, Cumming
Elizabeth Bearov Wood, 63, of Cumming, GA died on December 7, 2015 at Embracing Hospice House.  Born in Winchester, VA she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Betty Bea ...

Habersham

Robert Earl Allen, 76, Clarkesville
Robert Earl Allen, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with Lord, on Monday, December 7, 2015 following an extended illness.  Mr. Allen was born on February 2, 193 ...
Floyd Jack Floyd Canup, 70, Clarkesville
  Floyd Jack Canup, age 70 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015. Born in Habersham County on June 28, 1945, he was a son of the late Floyd Junior and Ho ...
Ernest Elijah Garrett, age 87, of Alto, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at the home of his daughter. Born on October 3, 1928, in Habersham County, he was the son of the lat ...

Hall

Ruth Brock Davidson, 90, Gainesville
            Mrs. Ruth Brock Davidson, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015 at Bell Minor Nursing Ho ...
               Roger O’Neil (Roddy) Dougherty, age 48 of Gillsville, passed away Monday, December 7, 201 ...
Alton Gilstrap, 76, Murrayville
Alton Gilstrap, age 76, of Murrayville, GA, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at Friendship Health and Rehab in White County.   Alton was a lifelong resident of Lumpk ...
Margaret Janeen (Preston) Grimsley born November 4, 1972 to Charles D. Preston, Sr. and Margaret Lowe Preston, passed away on December 7, 2015 in Gainesville, Ga. due to complicati ...
Patsy Brown Lynn, 94, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Patsy Brown Lynn, 94 of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday December 7, 2015. She had resided on the same street in Flowery Branch where she was born. A life long resident ...
Dorothy Little Sailors, 88, Gainesville
Dorothy Little Sailors, 88, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015. A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mrs. Sailors was the daughter of the late Leonard L. ...
Harry Purvis Ward, 68, Gainesville
Harry Purvis Ward died at his home in Gainesville on December 7th, 2015.  He was surrounded by family at his death, as was his final wish. Celebration of Life will be 3:00 ...
Wendell Watson Whiteside, 78, Gainesville
      Wendell Watson Whiteside died at his home in Gainesville, GA on December 7, 2015. He was born, the beloved son of A.E. Whiteside and Doris Watson Whi ...

Jackson

Patsy Louise Hewell Albert, age 69 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday Dec. 07, 2015. Mrs. Albert was the daughter of the late James and Louise Fowler Hewell and was a homemaker. ...
James Vanus Braswell, 90, Jefferson
James Vanus Braswell, age 90, of Jefferson, GA formerly of Buford, GA passed away Monday, December 7, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Birdie Lee Moore Bra ...
James Rodney Patton, 39, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Rodney Patton, age 39 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, December 7, 2015.  Mr. Patton was born in Athens, ...

Lumpkin

Ceclia Freddie Dunn, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Cecelia Freddie Dunn, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Dunn was born in Chattanooga, TN and had ...
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