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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 16th, 2015

Dawson

James Braxton Smith, III, 75, Dawsonville
James Braxton Smith, III, (Brock), 75, of Dawsonville, GA, was born on December 18, 1939 and passed away on June 16, 2015. Brock was born in Bradenton, FL and graduated from Manate ...

Forsyth

Randall Stewart “Randy” Filby died on June 16, 2015.  Born in Des Moines, IA he was the son of the late Chester and Vesta Filby. He is survived by his wife, Gin ...
Doris Watkins, 83, Cumming
Doris Watkins, age 83 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Valarie Jones of Gainesville, GA; daughter, Alisa and Rick Green of Cummin ...

Gwinnett

Charles E. Welsh, 81, Buford
  Mr. Charles E. Welsh, age 81, of Buford passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, Ju ...
Ryan Michael Richards, 33, Sugar Hill
Ryan Michael Richards, age 33, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  He is survived by his parents, Stephen and Twila Fowler Richards, Sugar Hill, GA; sist ...

Habersham

Lonnie Mike Brown, 39, Clarkesville
Lonnie Mike Brown, age 39 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  Mr. Brown was born on September 18, 1975 in Cumming, GA to James “Red” Melvin Br ...
Carol Dempsey Kimbrel, 76, Cornelia
Carol Dempsey Kimbrel, age 76, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Mrs. Kimbrel was born on October 16, 1938 in Dallas, Texas to the late William Marvin ...
Denise Hicks Taylor, 52, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Denise Hicks Taylor, age 52, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will fo ...

Hall

Rex Keel Grant, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Rex Keel Grant, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.      &n ...
Ronnie Gene Hudgins, 67, Gainesville
               Ronnie Gene Hudgins, 67, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast G ...
Iris J. Goss Meeker, 73, Gainesville
Iris J. Goss Meeker, 73 of Gainesville, passed away on June 16, 2015.   She is survived by her sister Mary F. (Bill) Burnette of Cumming as well as nieces, nephews other ...

Jackson

John Edward Rich, 46, Hoschton
  Mr. John Edward Rich, age 46, of Hoschton passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton.   A Private Mem ...
Blondine H. Boggs, 88, Braselton
Blondine H. Boggs, age 88, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  Ms. Boggs love to read.  She was survived by her son Charles Wheeler Boggs and wife Patty; 2 ...
Elizabeth Doris Britten, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Doris Britten, age 88, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Mrs. Britten was born in Jersey City, N ...

Other

Robert George Black, 77, Woodstock
                Robert George Black, 77, of Woodstock passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Embracing ...

Rabun

George Wendell Underwood, 79, Clayton, formerly Highlands, NC
George Wendell Underwood, 79, of Clayton, Georgia and Highlands, North Carolina died peacefully at his home on June 16, 2015.   Wendell was born in Atlanta, Georgia on J ...

Stephens

John Dan Black, 82, Toccoa
Mr. John Dan Black, age 82 of 79 Canebrake, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Grady F. Black and Mary Louise K ...
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