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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 7th, 2015

Banks

Lillian Gailey Pritchett, age 89, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mrs. Pritchett was born on June 3, 1925 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Floyd M. ...

Dawson

Elda Chumbley Looper, 68, Dawsonville
Elda Chumbley Looper, 68, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday March 7, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born February 2, 1947 in Lumpkin County, s ...

Forsyth

Rae Laslie Baker, 79, Cumming
Rae Laslie Baker, 79, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on March 7, 2015. Born in Quincy, FL she was the daughter of the late James and Pauline Laslie. Her sister ...

Gwinnett

Margaret Coffey Langston, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-two years, Rev. James O. Langston, Sr.; gr ...

Hall

Andrew Clifford Satterfield, 87, Alpharetta
Andrew Clifford Satterfield, age 87, of Alpharetta, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015. Mr. Satterfield was Baptist and proudly served our country in the United States Army.Survi ...
Bill Fred Hawkins, 78, Oakwood
Bill Fred Hawkins, age 78 of Oakwood, Georgia passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, March 07, 2015.Born in Jackson County, Tennessee on March 22, 1936, he w ...
Brandon Corey Watkins, 33, Gainesville
Mr.Brandon Corey Watkins, age 33 of Lula, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for T ...
Elvis Bingham, 37, Gainesville
Elvis Lee Bingham, 37, died Saturday, March 7, 2015. Originally from Gainesville, Georgia, he was stationed at Fort Hood, assigned to the43rd Engineer Company, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Ca ...
Grace Mae Savage Sargent, 90, New Holland
Grace Mae Savage Sargent, age 90 of New Holland, passed away Saturday, March 07, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Robert D. Simpson, 91, Gainesville
Robert D. Simpson, 91, died Saturday, March 7 at his home in Gainesville Georgia following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Wilta Simpso ...

Jackson

Lalanne Scott, 46, Braselton
Lalanne B. Scott, age 46 of Braselton, GA passed away on March 7, 2015. Memorial Service will be held Friday at The Kingdom Hall, Braselton, Ga. at 2pm. professional Services Ent ...
Vanette Skillin, 82, Hoschton
Vanette Skillin, professional ballroom dancer, manager, mom, and adoring wife passed away peacefully on March 1, 2015 at 82 years of age.Vanette was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas o ...

Other

Clariece Stinson, 93, Montgomery, AL.
Mrs. Clariece Stinson, age 93, a longtime resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mrs. Stinson was born in Itta Bena, MS, a daughter to the late David H ...
Jerry Wheeler, 75, East Point
Jerry Wheeler, age 75 of East Point, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mr. Wheeler was born on February 18, 1940, in Atlanta, GA, to the late James and Bonnie Hunt Wheeler. ...

White

Jacob Simon Bosma, 87, Cleveland
Mr. Jacob (Jack) Simon Bosma, age 87, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mr. Bosma was born in Whitensville, MA the son of the late Simon Henry and Jenny Frieswick ...
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