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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jun 1st, 2015

Banks

Winford Martin Baker, age 71, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015.   Mr. Baker was born on April 27, 1944 in Commerce, Georgia to the late Edd and Ruth ...

Habersham

Mary Ramey Lovell, 87, Demorest
Mary Ramey Lovell, age 87 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Sparta, Georgia on August 7, 1927, she was a daughter of the late H ...

Hall

Harold Dean Clark, 85, Gainesville
Harold Dean Clark, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, June 01, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Mary Neese Rice, 68, Gainesville
Mary Neese Rice,age  68, of Gainesville passed away Monday,  June 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dorsey Rice, Jr; parents,  John and L ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Donna Jean Anderson Butler, age 54, of Dahlonega passed away at her residence on Monday, June 01, 2015 following a sudden illness. Born in Hall County, Donna had lived most of ...

White

Barbara Sue Rider Casper, 60, Cleveland
Barbara Sue Rider Casper, age 60, of Cleveland passed away Monday June 1, 2015.  Mrs. Casper was born in Blairsville, GA the daughter of the late Arlie Rider Sr. and Bertie ...
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