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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 23rd, 2015

Barrow

Mrs. Vivian Catherine Mathews, age 89, of Winder, Georgia passed away February 23, 2015. A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Mathews was a daughter of the late Otis and Annie Lee C ...

Dawson

Marie F. Davenport, 81, Dawsonville
Marie F. Davenport, 81, of Dawsonville passed away Monday February 23, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born September 16, 1933 in Richmond, VA to the l ...

Habersham

Aetna Shockley Ivester, 77, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Aetna "Mousey" Shockley Ivester, age 77, of Clarkesville will be held Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Pastor D ...
Fairy Landers Sheriff, 96, Mt. Airy
Fairy Landers Sheriff, age 96, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in her home, surrounded by her family and friends. Mrs. Sheriff was born on August 23, ...
Terry E. 'Bubba' Brand, 60, Cornelia
Terry E. "Bubba" Brand, 60 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in DeKalb County on October 1, 1954, he was the son of Je ...

Hall

Gladys Brizendine Cliatt Lang, 91, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Gladys was born in Coalinga, Californ ...

Jackson

Catherine Sheridan, 72, Nicholson
Mrs. Catherine Sheridan, age 72, of Nicholson, GA died Monday, February 23, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mrs. Sheridan was born in Nicholson to the late J.D. and Marie To ...
Miriam Hall, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Miriam Nightingale Hall, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015. Mrs. Hall was born in Paterson, New Jers ...

Other

Thelma Irene Drake Daniel, 75 of Colbert, GA passed away peacefully Monday, February 23, 2015.Born and raised in Colbert, Ms. Daniel was the daughter of the late Guy T. and Helen D ...

Stephens

Cerra Jaedon Lewallen, 8, Eastanollee
Miss Cerra Jaedon Lewallen, age 8 of 882 Dortch Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 at Stephens County Hospital.A daughter of Jason Lewallen, she was b ...
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