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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 24th, 2015

Banks

Ben Preston Gordon, 79, Maysville
Mr. Ben Preston Gordon, age 79, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Gordon was born in Commerce to the late Willie F. and Vassie Lewalle ...

Forsyth

Joel 'Buddy' Burnett, 79, Cumming
Joel "Buddy" Burnett, age 79, of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was a member of Free Home Community Church. Buddy is survived by his wife Barbara Bu ...

Habersham

Brandi Browner, 35, Baldwin
Brandi Lashun Browner, age 35 of Baldwin, passed away into the arms of our Lord on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.Born in Demorest, Georgia on July 16, 1979, she was the daughter of J.L. ...
Donald Lee Southerland, 78, Kennesaw, originally from Habersham County
Donald Lee Southerland, age 78 of Kennesaw, GA passed away on February 8, 2015. Don was born in Habersham County, Georgia in 1936. He graduated from North Habersham High School in ...

Hall

Dorothy Laverne Brinkley-Edwards, age 55, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Janise Hunt and husband Lanre Magreola, Augus ...
Grace Rachel Millwood Lancaster, 91, Flowery Branch
Grace Rachel Millwood Lancaster, 91, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will b ...
John Michael Hoyman, 48, Gainesville
Mr. John Michael Hoyman, age 48, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on Monday, March 23, 2015. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 27, 2015 in the Chapel of Memori ...
Kenneth H. Holtz, 83, Gainesville
Kenneth H. Holtz, 83, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. A Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 in the chapel of Little & Dave ...
Sandra Shaw Alderman, 75, Gainesville
Sandra Shaw Alderman, 75, of Gainesville, Georgia, died peacefully after a brief illness on March 24, 2015. She was born on November 7, 1939 in England. She is predeceased by he ...

Lumpkin

Edith Cleo Black Lance, 77, Dahlonega
Edith Cleo Black Lance, "Ma", age 77, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, a homemaker, and of the Baptist ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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