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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 17th, 2015

Banks

Allen Sears, 48, Maysville
Allen Sears, age 48, of Maysville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.   Mr. Sears was born on August 19, 1966 in Commerce, Georgia to Doris Bennett Sears, of ...
Dave William Sears, 67, Baldwin
Dave William Sears, age 67, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Mr. Sears was born July 31, 1947 in Commerce, Georgia to Doris Faye Bennett Sears, of Baldw ...

Barrow

James T. Murphy, 86, Winder
Mr. James T. Murphy, age 86, of Winder, Georgia passed away May 17, 2015.  Mr. Murphy was born in Gwinnett County to the late William and Lizzie Rockmore Murphy and was preced ...

Forsyth

Larry James Parker, 76, Cumming
Larry James Parker, 76, of 4147 Ivey Summit Court, Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.   Born on March 25, 1939, in Atlanta, GA, he is preceded in death by ...
Lendon (Duffy) Ivey, 86, Cumming
Lendon (Duffy) Ivey, age 86 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Ivey retired from USI after m ...

Habersham

Sandra Nation Owen, 74, Mt. Airy
Sandra Nation Owen, age 74, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Owen was born on December 24, 1940 in Cleveland, ...
  Mr. Folma Edwin “Buddy” Peace, age 83, of Demorest passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.   Born in Fairfax ...

Hall

Danny Reid McWilliams, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Danny Reid McWilliams, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.       A priva ...
Sergio Herberto Munoz-Soto, 54, Gainesville
  Sergio Herberto Munoz-Soto, age 54, died Sunday, May 17, 2015. He was born in Tampico, Mexico and worked as an electrical technician for a boat and marine company in F ...
Andrew Wilmot Shealy III, 70, Gainesville
Andrew Wilmot Shealy, III, age 70 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 in the comfort of his home.            ...
Kevin Lamar Woodring, 42, Gainesville
  Kevin Lamar Woodring, age 42, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.  He is survived by his wife, Stacey Barton Woodring, Cleveland, GA; children, W ...
Joyce Jeanene Young, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Joyce Jeanene Young, 81 of Gainesville died Sunday May 17, 2015 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Young was the daughter of the late Marvin "P ...

Lumpkin

Brenda Sue Smith, 65, Dahlonega
Brenda Sue Smith, 65, Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. She is preceded in death by her father, Calvin E. Rogers, husband, Ronald Oliver Smith, brother, Ricky Eug ...

Stephens

Travis Hal Dalrymple, 80, Augusta formerly of Toccoa
Mr. Travis Hal Dalrymple, age 80 of Augusta, Georgia and formerly of Toccoa passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Clary Care Center in Toccoa. A son of the late Jewell and Jim ...
Mrs. Anita Clarice Loveman Reynolds, age 88, of 902 Ward Circle, Toccoa, GA, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Georg ...
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
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.