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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 24th, 2015

Dawson

Omar Bradley Orr, 65, Jacksonville, Fl. formerly of Dawsonville
Omar Bradley Orr, 65, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away Monday August 24, 2015. Born October 12, 1949 to the late William and Emma Orr, he lived in Dawso ...

Gwinnett

Linda Marie Morgan, 64, Sugar Hill
Linda Marie Morgan, age 64, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015. Ms. Morgan was born on September 21, 1950 in Clarkesville, Georgia to William Dorsey ...

Habersham

William Hal Ellison, Jr., 80, Clarkesville
William Hal Ellison, Jr., age 80, of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015.   Born on June 9, 1935 in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was the son of the late Willi ...

Hall

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday August 28, 2015 at the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Barbara Jeanine Gilstrap age 83 of Gainesville. The Rev. Wayne Norris ...
Elizabeth D. Rail, 67, Clermont
Funeral services for, Elizabeth D. Rail age 67 of Clermont, will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday August 26, 2015 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Dewberry Bapt ...

Stephens

Mrs. Evelyn Blanche McClain English, age 72 of Toccoa Georgia passed away Monday, August 24, 2015 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. A daughter of the late Curtis ...

White

William Lamar Hood, 68, Cleveland
William Lamar Hood, age 68 of Cleveland, passed away on August 24, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Hood was born on January 20, 1947, in Cleveland, GA, to the late ...
Betty Jane Ligon, 87, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Betty Jane Ligon, age 87 of Cleveland. Mrs. Ligon passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. Born in St. Louis, MO 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