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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 19th, 2016

Forsyth

John William (Pat) Patrick, age 87, of Cumming passed away Monday, January 18, 2016. Pat retired from Snap-on Tools and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Following his retirement, he o ...

Hall

Lula E. Robinson, 71, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday January 23, 2016 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lula E. Robinson, 71, of Gainesville, GA.. Mr. Glenn Ladd will officiate ...
Alice Montree Stephens, 93, Murrayville
  Alice (Montree) Stephens passed away at Mountain Lakes Hospital Tuesday, January 19, 2016.   Born on June 10, 1922, she was a resident of Hall County Ga. for 9 ...

Jackson

Jack F. Kelley, 81, Jefferson
Mr. Jack F. Kelley, age 81 of Jefferson died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Kelley was born in Blairsville, GA to the late, Mack and Murne ...
Everette Massey Milford, 97, Commerce
  Everette Massey Milford, age 97, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Born May 10, 1918, in Banks County, GA, Everette was the daug ...

Other

Henry Gerry Gunter, 70, Lavonia
Mr. Henry Gerry Gunter, 70 of Lavonia, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at his home peacefully of natural causes. Born on March 26, 1945, in Lawrenceville GA, he was the son o ...
Stanley Donald Rock, 82, Kennesaw
Stanley Donald Rock, age 82, of Kennesaw, GA passed away on January 19, 2016. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and served several tours during his tim ...

Stephens

Mrs. Frances Madgelene Finley Hart, age 90 of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late Seaborn and Maybelle ...

White

Marguerite T. Bruce, 95, Cleveland
Marguerite T. Bruce, 95 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Marguerite was born in Atlanta GA on February 14, 1920 to the late William Frank Thomas and Willie Maude ...
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