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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 22nd, 2015

Gwinnett

Mary Helen Deaton Williams, age 85, passed away at home in Suwanee on Saturday, August 22, 2015. She was born on February 9, 1930 to Nathan B. Deaton and Grace Jones Deaton of R ...

Habersham

Pat Snyder Baxter, 72, Demorest
  Pat Snyder Baxter, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Mrs. Baxter was born on August 17, 1943 in Cornelia, Georgia to Ernest and ...
Olivia Pardue, 70, Cornelia
Olivia Pardue age 70, of Cornelia passed away Saturday August 22, 2015.  Olivia was born in Hall County the daughter of the late Ervin and Ethel Jackson Pardue.  She w ...
Ellene Trotter Shook, 89, Clarkesville
Ellene Trotter Shook age 89, of Clarkesville passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015.   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hil ...
Ellene Trotter Shook, 89, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ellene Trotter Shook age 89, of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jerry Vandiver and ...

Hall

Jeffery Dwayne Bryant, 53, Gainesville
       Jeffery Dwayne Bryant, 53, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Following a sudden illne ...
James Donald Carder, 72, Flowery Branch
James Donald Carder, 72, of Flowery Branch passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 following an extended illness.           &n ...
Michael J. “Mike” Henzler, age 53, of Oakwood, GA passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Anna Mae Henzler.&nb ...
Harry Robert Peeling, 75, Gainesville
CWO2 Harry Robert Peeling, USN, Retired, 75, of Gainesville GA, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at his residence.  A Graveside Service will full Military Honors will be ...
Rodney E. (Gene) Self, 64, Murrayville
Rodney E. (Gene) Self, age 64 of Murrayville, Ga. died on August 22, 2015 at his home from a brief illness. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday A ...
Joyce Elaine Shields, Gainesville
Home going Services for Mrs. Joyce Elaine Shields will be held on Saturday, August 29,2015 @1:00pm at Bethel Church of The Nazarene,1900 Garden Drive Gainesville, GA. Rev. Sean Gra ...
James Randall Wade, 61, Gainesville
Mr. James Randall "Randy" Wade, 61, of Gainesville died Saturday August 22, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Litt ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Douglas “Doug” Loudner, age 54, of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 21, 2015.  Mr. Loudner ...

Lumpkin

Erma Janette Crow, 90, Dahlonega
Mrs. Erma Janette Crow, 90, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at her home.   Mrs. Crow was a native of Buffton, Indiana who had lived in Lumpki ...

Stephens

Mrs. Geraldine Verner Westbrook, age 85, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Griff and Jessie Taylor Ve ...

White

Flora Mildred Thomas, 78, Cleveland
Flora Mildred Thomas, age 78 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015.  Mrs. Thomas was born April 26, 1937 in Blairsville to the late William Edgar Berry and Ol ...
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