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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 1st, 2015

Banks

Hazel Parr Echols, 79, Maysville
Mrs. Hazel Parr Echols, age 79, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Echols was born in Maysville to the late Comer and ...
Mr. William (Billy) Acie Griffin, Jr, age 71, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Griffin was born in Homer to the late William Acie and Ma ...

Barrow

Daniel Paul Hanson, Jr., age 54, of Auburn formerly of Massachusetts and Maine passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015.  Survivors include his wife Deana Griffin Hanson; daughte ...

Forsyth

Stephanie Miller, 68, Cumming
Stephanie Miller age 68 of Cumming,  passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. She was a member of City On A Hill Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Dale ...

Habersham

Broadus Quarles, 85, Cornelia
Broadus Quarles, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.  Mr. Quarles was born on February 14, 1930 in Edgefield, SC., to the late Thomas W ...

Hall

Raymond Johnson, Sr, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Raymond Johnson, Sr., age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.     & ...
Inez Randolph Leverette, 82, Gainesville
         Mrs. Inez Randolph Leverette, age 82 of Gainesville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Me ...
Amanda Mason Little, 96, Gainesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Amanda Mason Little, age 96 of Gainesville. Amanda died peacefully Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia ...
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, af ...
Frances Kaye Root, 76, Flowery Branch
Frances Kaye Root, 76, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, September 1, 2015 at her home in Flowery Branch, Georgia, with her family by her side. She was born on Septem ...

Jackson

Stephen Ray Jones, 54, Nicholson
Mr. Stephen Ray Jones, age 54, of Nicholson died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Jones was born in Cushing, OK to Mary Lou Blakley Jones of Nicholson and the ...

Lumpkin

John Robert "Robby" Day, 43, Dahlonega
John Robert “Robby” Day, age 43, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on September 1, 2015. Robby was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was a building co ...
  John Robert “Robby” Day, age 43, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on September 1, 2015.   Robby was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...

Stephens

David Bryan Turpin, 70, Toccoa
Mr. David Bryan Turpin, age 70, of 483 Easy Street, Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at his residence.

White

  Eva Mae Stephens Alexander, 86 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 following an extended illness.   Born in Cleveland, Georgia o ...
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