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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 9th, 2015

Forsyth

Donald Thomas Hamrick, 73, Cumming
Donald Thomas Hamrick, age 73, of Cumming, GA gained his angel wings Wednesday, December 9th, 2015.  Donald faithfully served our country in the National Guard. Donnie was a g ...
  Georgia Patrolene (Pat) Watson, age 78, of Cumming, passed away on December 9, 2015. Pat was named Georgia Patrolene because she was the first child born to the first cla ...

Habersham

Thongsy Inhkeo, 65, Cornelia
Thongsy Inhkeo, age 65, of Cornelia, passed away at her residence Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Mrs. Inhkeo was born in Saravanh, Laos on December 19, 1949 to the late Khao and Ra ...
Danny D. Phillips, 57, Cornelia
Danny Dwight Phillips, age 57 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Born in Hall County on March 31, 1958, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janie Lee Dill P ...

Hall

Reverend James L. Yopp, Jr, 80, Gainesville
      In the quiet, still moments of the evening of December 9, 2015, Reverend James l. Yopp, Jr., passed from this world and met the one that he served fo ...

Jackson

Gene Allen, 77, Commerce
Mr. Gene Allen, age 77, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Landmark Hospital. Mr. Allen was born in Commerce to the late Sam Verner and Mozelle Wood Allen. He was ...

White

Phillip Eugene Chastain, 84, Cleveland
Phillip Eugene Chastain age 84, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday December 9, 2015  Mr. Chastain was born in Robertstown Georgia the son of the late Andrew Marlin and Mae ...
Charles M. Sorrow, 88, Simpsonville, SC formerly of Cleveland
  Charles M. Sorrow age 88, of Simpsonville SC formerly of Cleveland passed away Wednesday December 9, 2015. Mr. Sorrow was born in Atlanta Georgia the son of the late J ...
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