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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 23rd, 2016

Forsyth

Mary Lou Ruggeri, 79, Cumming
Mary Lou Ruggeri, “Gran”, a long-time resident of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away peacefully at age 79 on Saturday January 23, 2016 in Cumming, GA. Mary Lou enjoyed puzz ...

Hall

Gladys Burton, 62, Gainesville
Gladys Burton age 62 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016.  Visitation will be held Saturday January 30, 2016 at Wimberly & Jackson Chapel at 11am. ...
Agnes Parks Cochran, 94, Gainesville
Agnes Parks Cochran, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016. Agnes was born in Austin, Texas on April 13, 1921, the oldest of eight children born to Clay B ...
Douglas A. Hamling, 73, Gainesville
  Mr. Douglas A. Hamling, age 73 of Gainesville, formerly of Massachusetts, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief ill ...
Kimberly Ann Thomas Hubbard, 53, Gainesville
Kimberly Anne Thomas Hubbard, 53, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016.   A lifetime resident of Hall County, she was the daughter of James and M ...
Sheila A. Wadsworth, 82, Oakwood
Sheila A. Wadsworth, age 82 of Oakwood, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016.     Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2016 at 12:00pm in the Ch ...

Jackson

Roy Carroll, Jr., 75, Maysville
Roy Carroll, Jr age 75 of Maysville passed away Saturday Jan. 23, 2016.   Mr. Carroll was born July 10, 1940 in Jefferson to the late Roy Sr & Fannie Furr Carroll. He ...

Lumpkin

Dorothy Faye Abernathy, 78, Dahlonega
Dorothy Faye Abernathy, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016, at her home following an extended illness. Faye was a native and lifelong resident of Lu ...
Trini René Grizzle Davis passed away in her sleep from this earth into Glory on January 23, 2016. She passed away from ongoing health issues regarding Myotonic Dystrophy. ...

Other

Cinnamon Hilliard Carr, 43, cherished wife, mother, sister, and friend was called to her eternal resting place with Christ on January 21, 2016. She left this life immersed in love ...
John Garnet Owens, Jr, 53, Covington
  John Garnet Owens, Jr. 53, from Covington, GA, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016, while visiting family in Cumming, GA.   Mr. Owens was born in Easley, SC ...

White

Jack Paige Reid, 81, Cleveland
Mr. Jack Paige Reid, age 81 of Cleveland passed away January 23, 2016.  Mr. Reid was born on November 16, 1934 in West Virginia to the late Lewis and Sylvia Reid.  He sur ...
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