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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 18th, 2015

Dawson

Nimrod Day, 88, Dawsonville
Nimrod Day, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 18, 2015 at Bell Minor following a period of declining health. Born April 2, 1927 to the late Mon and Cynthia Day, he w ...

Gwinnett

Peggy Ramey Robinson, 75, Fairburn, Ga. formerly of Buford
Peggy Ramey Robinson, age 75, of Fairburn, GA, formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her son, Kerry Black; parents, Emo ...

Habersham

George Ralph Bowen, 97, Demorest
Funeral services will be held for George Ralph Bowen who died Tuesday, August 18, at age 97, at Tennova Hospital West Turkey Creek, in Knoxville, Tennessee. George was born Febr ...
John William Weathers, 64, Cornelia
  John William Weathers, Jr., age 64, of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at his residence. Born on July 19, 1951, in Elberton, Georgia, he was the son of ...

Hall

Winford Daniel Carder, 82, Gainesville
Winford Daniel Carder, 82, a loving father and lifetime resident of Hall County, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 following a period of declining health.   In add ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Caroldene Blackstock McEver, age 87 of Talmo, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  Mrs. McEver was born in J ...

Lumpkin

Jerry Brance Radford, 71, Dahlonega
  Jerry Brance Radford, age 71, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following a brief illness.   ...

Other

Lucy LaFerne Dove, 76, Monticello
Lucy LaFerne Dove, 76, of Monticello, Ga passed away on Tuesday August 18, 2015 at her home in Monticello after an extended illness. A native of Gainesville, LaFerne was born on ...
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