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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Apr 14th, 2015

Barrow

 Mr. Clayton Smith “Smitty” Anderson, age 87 of Winder, Georgia died April 14, 2015.  A Native of Elberton, Georgia, he was the son of the late Sanford Guss a ...

Forsyth

Louise Collins Gazaway, 80, Cumming
Louise Collins Gazaway, age 80 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. She was a loving companion, mother and nana. She was an avid Bingo player. She was preceded in de ...

Habersham

Tommy Gene Trimiar, 60, Cornelia
Tommy Gene Trimiar, age 60 of Cornelia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.   Born in Banks County, Georgia on August 15, 1954, he was a son o ...

Hall

Michael Culberson, 64, Flowery Branch
Mr. Michael Culberson, age 64, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by family.   Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Satur ...
Evan Flynn, 69, Murrayville
Evan Flynn, age 69, of Murrayville passed away Tuesday April 14, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Lillie M. Turner, 80, Gainesville
Lillie M. Turner, age 80, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her son, Samuel Turner.  She is survived by her husband ...

Jackson

James Lee 'Tip' Flesher, 77, Hoschton
James Lee "Tip" Flesher , age  77, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away on April 14, 2015. He was born Ellwood City, PA in July 6, 1937. Mr. Flesher retired from Case In ...
Mary Aikens Franklin, 91, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Aikens Franklin, age 91, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Mrs. Franklin was born in Jackson County, a da ...
Sara Roberts, 90, Braselton
Sara Lord Roberts, age 90, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Melwood Cemetery, 5170 E. Ponce ...

Lumpkin

R.B. Upton, 73, Dahlonega
Mr. R.B. Upton, age 73 of Dahlonega passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  He was a former resident of Baldwin, Florida and has lived ...

Rabun

James Franklin Cathey II, Mountain City
       James Franklin Cathey II passed away peacefully at his home in Mountain City, Georgia on Tuesday, April 14.  Mr. Cathey had fought cancer fo ...

White

Willa Kay Conard, 87, Cleveland
Willa Kay Conard, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Hiawassee on February 26, 1928, she was the daughter o ...
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