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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 30th, 2015

Forsyth

William Henry (Bill) Johnston, III, of Cumming, passed away on August 30, 2015. He was a charter member of North Point Community Church, and was currently attending First Redeemer ...

Habersham

J. B. Brewer, Jr., 83, Cornelia
J. B. Brewer, Jr., age 83, of Cornelia, GA, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015.   Mr. Brewer was born in Hall County, Georgia, on March 29, 1932 to the late James Be ...
Ramona Lewallen Hill, 80, Baldwin
Ramona Lewallen Hill, age 80 of Baldwin, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015, at her residence. Born in Banks County on August 30, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Felton Le ...

Hall

John Donald Millar, MD, 81, Murrayville
John Donald Millar, MD, RADM (Upper), US PHS, Ret., of Murrayville, GA, passed away at his residence Sunday, August 30, 2015 following a brief illness. He was 81 years of age. R ...
Minnie Butler Moore, 100, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Minnie Butler Moore, age 100 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her residence following a sudden illness.      &nb ...
Pheobe Lois Day Peck, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Pheobe Lois Day Peck died at home in Flowery Branch on August 30, following an extended illness.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. C. and Esther Day. M ...
Donna Jean Ray,, 73, Gainesville
Donna Jean Ray, age 73, passed from this life and went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 30, 2015 after a courageous fifteen year battle with cancer. ...
Cheri Maria Tricocci, 64, Gainesville
Cheri Maria Tricocci, 64, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015.   Little& Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501 is in charge of arrang ...

Lumpkin

Joyce Bunker, 61, Dahlonega
Joyce Bunker, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her residence with her loving family at her bedside.   Joyce was a native and lifelong res ...
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