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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 28th, 2016

Forsyth

Tony Adkins, 56, beloved husband, father, brother-in-law and friend, was called to his eternal resting place on January 27, 2016 after a courageous battle with chronic kidney disea ...
Marilyn Kirby Alexander, age 87, originally from New York, New York, a 40 year resident of the Atlanta area and most recently of Cumming, Georgia passed away peacefully on Wednesda ...
Naomi Bernice Neely Weaver Dieterle went to be with her Savior on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. She was a great woman of God and of prayer, and she delighted in talking to everyone ...

Hall

Terry W. Kuehn, 72, Gainesville
 Mr. Terry W. Kuehn, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.       &n ...
Melvin Auten, 77, Murrayville
Melvin Lee Auten, age 87 of Murrayville, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016.  Mr. Auten was born on June 25, 1928 in North Carolina to the late Johnny and Verdie Johnson A ...
Melvin Lee Autin, 87, Murrayville
Melvin Lee Auten, age 87 of Murrayville, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016.  Mr. Auten was born on June 25, 1928 in North Carolina to the late Johnny and Verdie John ...
Helen Farmer, 84, Clermont
Funeral services for, Helen Farmer age 84 of Clermont will be held at 3:00 pm Monday Feb. 1, 2016 in Strickland funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 pm Feb. 1, 2016 ...
Troyce Johnson Jr, Gainesville
Troyce Johnson Jr. of Gainesville, GA passed away on January 28, 2016. Troyce enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and camping. He was known as always being a jokester and to ...
Joseph William Perry, 66, Flowery Branch
Joseph William Perry, age 66, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Northeast GA Medical Center. A memorial service is scheduled for 3 PM Sunday, Janua ...
Joseph William Perry, 66, Flowery Branch
Joseph “Joe” William Perry, age 66, of Flowery Branch, GA went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 28, 2016.   He was born in Syracuse, NY and had ...
Johnny Paul Rider, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Johnny Paul Rider, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.        ...
Raymond Young, 63, Gainesville
Funeral Services for Mr. Raymond Young (63) of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 1:00pm @ Cross Plains Baptist Church, 3230 Cross Plains Road, Gainesv ...

Jackson

C.W. Jack Lewis, 84, Maysville
C.W. Jack Lewis, age 84, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mr. Lewis was born in Maysville to the late Sharpe and Stella Wilban ...
Willie Pittman, 76, Commerce
Willie Pittman, age 76 of Commerce, GA passed away on Thursday January 28, 2016. Funeral services entrusted to Wimberly & White Funeral Home. 446 Homer Road, Commerce GA 706-33 ...
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Marjory Sue Worley Stockton, age 74 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 28, 2016.  Mrs. Stoc ...
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