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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Mar 6th, 2015

Banks

Margie Nell Harris Sanders, age 78 of Homer died Friday, March 6, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Sanders was born in Gillsville to the late, Joe and Pearl Peppers Harris. Mrs. Sande ...
Vera Smith, 91, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Vera Smith, age 91, of Maysville who passed away on Friday March 6th, 2015. She was the daughter of the late John Henry Garrett and Lou Wat ...

Dawson

William 'Bill' Oscar Smart, 82, Dawsonville, formerly of Oakwood
Mr. William "Bill" Oscar Smart, age 82 of Dawsonville, formerly of Oakwood, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Bell Minor Home following an extended illness. ...

Forsyth

Charles R. Roden, Sr, 79, Cumming
Charles R. Roden, Sr., age 79, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015. Charles was born November 17, 1935 to James and Docia Roden. He went on to retire after 27 years as ...
Ronnie Alvin Nichelson, 61, Cumming
Ronnie Alvin Nichelson, 61, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, March 6, 2015.He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarance and Lille Nichelson; brothers, Melvin, Hudon, Danny, ...
Starlin "Jack" Jarvis, Sr. of Cumming, Georgia, went to his eternal home Friday, March 6, 2015. Mr. Jarvis is survived by his wife Phyllis Jarvis; children William, Debo ...

Habersham

Charles Ernest Rudeseal, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015.Mr. Rudeseal was born January 27, 1929 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Luther Vance ...
Dorothy Chapman Henderson, 84, Clarkesville
Dorothy Chapman Henderson, age 84, of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015.Born on February 23, 1931 in Blairsville, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Louis Nap ...

Hall

Ms. Mildred Eulene (Stephens) Dillard, age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, March 06, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

Jimmy Lee Moore, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Jimmy Lee Moore, age 74, of Nicholson, GA died Friday, March 6, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Moore was born in Jefferson to the late Mell and Grace Miller Moore. He was a member ...
Eleanor R. Blankenship, 83, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eleanor R. Blankenship, age 83, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015.Funeral Services are incomplete at this time.Ev ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eleanor Ruth Howard Blankenship, age 83, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015. Mrs. Blankenship was born in Ficklin, ...
Fred Allen Higgins, 76, Hoschton
Fred Allen Higgins, age 76, of Hoschton passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 6, 2015. Fred was born on October 1, 1938 and was the son of the late Wayne and Myrtie Higg ...
Gregory Michael Fontana, 48, Pendergrass
Mr. Gregory Michael Fontana, age 48, of Pendergrass passed away, Friday, March 6, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by friends and family. Funeral Mass will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday ...
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