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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 11th, 2015

Dawson

Lyman Henry Smith, 74, Dawsonville
Lyman Henry Smith, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Monday March 9, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born March 1, 1941 to the late Gle ...

Forsyth

Barbara Ann Vaughan, 80, Cumming
Barbara Ann Vaughan, 80, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at her residence. She was a devoted wife of 46 years, loving mother and nana to her entire family. ...
Christopher Shane Reichrath, 49, of Cumming, GA passed away on March 10, 2015. Born in Carbondale, IL he was the son of William and Martha Ross Reichrath of Cumming, GA.Chris was ...
Fred Dwight McClure passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the age of 82. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Blairsville, GA. He was also an active member of Prospecto ...
Robert 'Bob' Powers, 66, Cumming
Robert "Bob" Powers of Cumming passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the age of 66. Bob was born in East Orange, NJ on May 29, 1948. Prior to retirement, he was a ...

Habersham

Joseph K. Klein, 62, Mt. Airy
Mr.Joseph K. Klein age 62 of Mt. Airy passed away on Wednesday March 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memorial services will ...
Linburgh 'Lin' Ansley, 87, Cornelia
Linburgh "Lin" Ansley, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.Mr. Ansley was born on June 7, 1927 in Stephens County, Georgia to the late ...
Marian Wilson Holbrook, 83, Clarkesville
Marian Wilson Holbrook, age 83, of Clarkesville passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 11, 2015. Born on September 29, 1931, in the Batesville Community of Habersham County, Mar ...

Hall

James David Baxley, 63, Gainesville
James David Baxley, 63, of Gainesville, Georgia, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015, at his residence following an extended illness. James was born on November 1 ...
Johnnie Que Handly, 84, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Johnnie Que Handly, age 84, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at DeKalb Medical Center.Funeral Service will be 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Memo ...
Margaret Johnson Follingstad, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Margaret Johnson Follingstad entered heaven on February 11, 2015 of circulatory complications. She was born on March 4, 1921 in Charleston, South Carolina to John W. Johnson ...

Jackson

Bobby Joe White, 67, Commerce
Mr.Bobby Joe White, age 67, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at his residence. Mr. White was born in Greenville, AL to the late William and Frances Clark White. He ...
Bunyon Harrison, Jr., 82, Commerce
Mr. Bunyon Harrison, Jr. age 82, of Commerce died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Harrison was born in Commerce to the late, Bunyon and Lois Kelse ...

Lumpkin

Faye Dowdy Bleskan, 88, Dahlonega
Faye Dowdy Bleskan, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at North East GA Hospital Hospice following an extended illness.She was born and raised in Lumpki ...

Other

Harry Ellis Beatty, 69, Hull
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Harry Ellis Beatty, age 69, of Hull, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Mr. Beatty was born in Talmo, Georgia, a s ...
Robert Hancock, Jr., 64, Clarkston
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Hancock, Jr. age 64 of Clarkston, GA. will be Saturday, March 14, 2015, noon at True Worship Christian Fellowship Church, 1776 Sylvan Rd. Atlanta, G ...

Stephens

James Anthony Kesler, 48, Toccoa
Mr. James Anthony Kesler, age 48 of 4402 Nub Garland Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Emory Healthcare.A son of Sarah Jean McFarlin Kesler and the lat ...
Mildred Kathryn Whitfield Garrett Sosby, age 86, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at her daughter's home in Gainesville. Born July 10, 1928 in Franklin County, ...

White

Hubert Daniel Wade, 92, Cleveland
Mr. Hubert Daniel Wade, age 92, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday March 11, 2015. Mr. Wade was born April 25, 1922 in Banks County the son of the late Thomas Gordon Wade and Flora ...
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