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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 8th, 2015

Dawson

Margaret Lucretia Turner, 74, Dawsonville
Margaret Lucretia Turner, age 74, of Dawsonville, GA. passed away December 7, 2015. She lived in Winder, GA. for over 30 years and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Sur ...

Forsyth

Colin Ball, 66, Cumming
Colin Ball, age 66, of Cumming, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  Born in Southport, Merseyside, England, Colin was a respected business owner, of 30 years, al ...
James “Jimmie” Howard Jones Jr., 59, of Cumming, Ga, passed away on the evening of December 8, 2015, after a battle with esophageal cancer.    Born in O ...

Gwinnett

Patricia Nolan, 86, Lawrenceville
Patricia Nolan, age 86 of Lawrenceville, GA died Monday, December 7, 2015. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Inter ...
Saundra Whelchel Truelove, age 74, of Lilburn, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  A graveside service will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Harmony B ...

Hall

John D. (JD) Elrod, 70, Gainesville
A Celebration of Life Service and Luncheon will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the family residence for Mr. John D. “JD” Elrod 70, of Gainesville. ...
Dorothy Reese Musselwhite, 86, Gainesville
                 Dorothy Reese Musselwhite, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 20 ...
Peggy Stevens, 83, Murrayville
Peggy Stevens, 83, of Murrayville, GA. passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.   Born on January 1, 1932 in Portsmouth, VA., she was the daughter of the late Robert Li ...

White

James Michael McCarty, 64, Cleveland
James Michael McCarty, age 64, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  Mike was a true renaissance man who lived in the 60’s and would do anything for anyon ...
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