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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 16th, 2015

Banks

Faye A. Morris, 81, Maysville
Mrs. Faye A. Morris, age 81, of Maysville, GA died Monday, March 16, 2015 at Southern Pines. Mrs. Morris was born in Newton County. She was an active member of Commerce First Uni ...

Gwinnett

Donald L. Sapp, 85, Buford
Donald L. Sapp, age 85, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-five years, Jackie Weaver Sapp. He is survived by ...
John Wyndell Hughes, 84, Buford
John Wyndell Hughes, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jonathan Zachary Hughes; son-in-law, Mike McCracken; pa ...
Pablo A. Torrealba, 42, Buford
Pablo A. Torrealba, age 42 of Buford, GA died Monday, March 16, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:30 ...

Habersham

Mary Ruth Steil Merritt, 80, Demorest
Memorial services for Mary Ruth Steil Merritt, age 80, of Demorest will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Clarkesville First Presbyterian Church with the Rev ...

Hall

Lucius "Louie" Gregory Spence of Georgia, born July 13, 2013, was guided to the healing comfort of God by a band of Angels on March 11, 2015. Louie's life would seem ...
Carolyn Edmondson Holcomb, 75, Gainesville
Carolyn Edmondson Holcomb died peacefully on March 16, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born on August 21, 1939 in Brooks County, GA to John David and Fannie Bourquin Edmondson. ...
Charles Charters, 78, Gainesville
Charles Charters, 78, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday March 16, 2015.Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Jerry Clark, 77, Gainesville
Charles Jerry Clark, age 77, passed away on March 16, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia following an extended illness. Jerry is survived by his wife ...
Isaias Tovar, 46, Gainesville
Isaias Tovar, age 46 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:00pm at S ...
James E. Trammell, 78, Gainesville
Mr. James E. Trammell, 78 of Gainesville died Sunday March 15, 2015.Born in Clayton, Alabama, Mr. Trammell had lived in Hall County for over 50 years. He was the son of the late J ...
Larry R. Plants, 50, Gainesville
Larry Robert Plants, age 50 died Monday, March 16, 2015 at New Horizon's Lanier Park in Gainesville, Georgia. Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, March ...
Thomas A. DePrizio, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas A. DePrizio, age 78, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, March 19, 2015 at St. Mic ...
Virgil B. Howington, 75, Gainesville
Mr. Virgil B. Howington, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

Farrel Allen, 81, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Farrel Allen, age 81, of Commerce who passed away on Monday March 16th, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Marion and Eunice ...

Lumpkin

Carlton T. (Bud) West Jr., 75, Dahlonega
Carlton T. "Bud" West Jr., age 75 of Dahlonega and formerly of Panama City, Florida passed away on March 15th, 2015 following a sudden illness. Bud was retired from the U ...

White

Floyd Herman Adams, 91, Cleveland
Floyd Herman Adams had his home-going on Monday, March 16th, at Friendship Nursing Home. He was the proprietor of Adams Grocery for sixty-four years and an avid cattleman. Mr. Adam ...
Johnnye Cain Smith, 85, Cleveland
Ms. Johnnye Cain Smith, age 85, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Georgia. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 pm Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Alta Vi ...
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