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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 17th, 2015

Forsyth

James G. (Greg) DeLong, 63, Deland, Fla., formerly of Cumming
James G. "Greg" DeLong, 63, of Deland, Florida passed away Friday March 13, 2015.Greg was born May 6, 1951 in Cumming, GA. He was a member of Sand Hill Hunting Club and ...
Robert I. Coleman, Jr., 88, Cumming
Coleman, Robert I., Jr.May 7, 1926

Gwinnett

Doris M. Childress, 90, Buford
Doris M. Childress, age 90 of Buford, GA died Wednesday, March 17, 2015 after an extended illness. Mrs. Childers has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Mar ...
Jane Marie Dwyer, 76, Sugar Hill
Jane Marie Dwyer, age 76, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Dwyer. She is survived by her children, Susan ...

Hall

Freddie Ray Blake, 76, Gainesville
Freddie Ray Blake was born July 18, 1938 in Natchitoches, Louisiana to the Late Frank Blake Sr. and Esther Victoria Blake. He attended Central High School and Grambling University ...
Laverne Mealor Weaver, Gainesville
Mrs. Laverne Mealor Weaver, age 72, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Sacred Journey Hospice, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thurs ...
Nora Taylor Venson, 96, Gainesville
Nora Taylor Venson, 96, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel o ...

Jackson

Bertie Lee Williams Duck, 96, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Bertie Lee Williams Duck, age 96, of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Mrs. Duck was born in Forsyth ...

Lumpkin

Vivian K. Cullars, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Vivian K. Cullars passed away on March 17, 2015. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Monday March 23, 2015 at 2 PM from Dahlonega Baptist Church, 234 Hawkins St.. Da ...

Stephens

Graveside services for Teresa Lona Brooks Ridley, age 59 of Toccoa will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM from the Unity Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tim Holcomb of ...
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