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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 18th, 2015

Forsyth

Betty Heard, 80, Cumming
Betty Heard, age 80 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. Betty was preceded in death by her son, Freddie Heard. ...

Gwinnett

Wylena Brown, 88, Buford
Wylena Brown, age 88, of Buford, GA, Ivy Creek Community, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Glyndon Brown; son-in-law, Benny S ...

Habersham

James Garner (J.G.) Millwood, 55, Clarksville
Memorial services for James Garner (J.G.) Millwood, 55, of Clarksville will be held Friday, March 20, 2015 in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home. Rev. Fred Enlow will officiate ...

Hall

Billy Raymond Stacey, 79, Gainesville
Billy Raymond Stacey, 79 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at his residence. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, March 22. 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chap ...
Linda Herring May, 47, Oakwood
Ms. Linda Herring May, age 47, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 in ...
Michael Thurston Dodd, age 57, of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.Born on February 6, 1958, in Hall County, Georgia, he was the son of Thurston Dodd of Lula and the ...

Lumpkin

Barbara Ellis Jenkins, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Barbara Ellis Jenkins, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 after an unyielding battle with leukemia.She was born in Gainesville, GA, spent most of h ...

Other

Hazel Winifred McEachern Giddings, long time resident of Adams, Tennessee, has died at age 95, March 16, 2015 at The Oaks in Fairmount, Georgia. Born December 3, 1919 in Tuskegee, ...
Steven "Randy" Samples, 40, of Hull, GA passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015.Mr. Samples was the son of Larry and Peggy Samples, Sr. and Vanessa and Donnie Woolard. He i ...

White

Allen Saxon, 70, Cleveland
Allen "Gene" Saxon, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Winder Health Care. Mr. Saxon was born April 30, 1944 in Cleveland, GA to the late Andre ...
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