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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 25th, 2016

Dawson

Barbara Luella Wyble, 90, Dawsonville
Barbara Luella Wyble, aged 90, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2016 in Dawsonville Georgia after a brave 12 year struggle with Alzheimer’s.   Barbara was born ...

Forsyth

Joe Davis Deadwyler, 85, Cumming
Joe Davis Deadwyler, 85, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, died on January 25, 2016 at his home in Cumming, Georgia. He was a resident of Sandy Springs, Georgia for over 5 ...
James Marvin Manry, 68, Cumming
James Marvin Manry, 68, of Cumming, GA passed away, peacefully, on January   25, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Edison, GA he was the son of the late ...
Betty Darlene Nichols, 56, Cumming
Betty Darlene Nichols, age 56, of Forsyth County, passed away on January 25, 2016.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Laverne Nichols; sister, Patricia Nichols.   ...

Habersham

Wayde Patrick Hoose, 42, Cornelia
Wayde Patrick Hoose, age 42 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016. Born in Utica, New York on August 13, 1973, he was a son of Eugene Walter and Celeste Chesebro Hoo ...

Hall

Jimmy Howard, 72, Gainesville
Jimmy A Howard age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Monday January 25, 2016.  Visitation will be held Friday January 29 2016  at Wimberly & ...
Diane Free Reitz, 74, Gainesville
Diane Free Reitz  (formerly L. Diane Free Waddill) 2/25/1941 - 1-25-2016  passed away at home following an extended illness. Her husband and daughter were at her bedside. ...
Geraldine Robinson, 79, Gainesville
Geraldine Robinson age 79 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Monday January 25, 2016.  Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday January 30, 2016 at Antioch Baptist Church&nb ...

Jackson

Terry Eugene Roy, 58, Jefferson
Terry Eugene Roy, age 58, of Jefferson passed away Monday, January 25, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966

Lumpkin

William Harrison Peck, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. William Harrison Peck, age 85, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 following an extended illness. Mr. Peck was born in Hall County on March 12, 1930 to parents Ferd and Flo ...

Other

Ophelia Bryant Bales, 85, Norcross
Ophelia Bryant Bales, age 85 of Norcross, GA passed away Monday, January 25, 2016. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 30, 2016 in the Chapel of Crowell Broth ...

Stephens

Carlene Sisk Watson, 90, Toccoa
Mrs. Carlene Sisk Watson, age 90 of Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A daughter of the late G. Marion and Eula Zenith Hall ...

White

Lois Faye Bouldin, 64, Cleveland
Lois Faye Bouldin, age 64 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Bouldin was born January 2, 1952 in Sparta, TN to the late Leonard and ...
John Jerry Sanders, 62, Cleveland
John Jerry Sanders, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016. Mr. Sanders was born November 4, 1953 in Atlanta to the late Edna Sanders Pruitt. He worked in con ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.