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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 1st, 2016

Banks

Norris William Ray, 74, Maysville
Norris William Ray age 74 of Maysville passed away October 1, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Ray was born June 7, 1942 in Commerce to the late Horace & Ruth Parker Ray ...

Forsyth

Mr. James T. “Billy” Grindle, of Forsyth County, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016.  He was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.  Mr. Grindle was preced ...
Delores Rattary, 74, Cumming
Delores Rattary, age 74, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016.                  ...

Gwinnett

Lowell Earl Carter Jr., age 78 of Buford passed away Saturday October 1, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Hall

Janice Carder, Gainesville
Janice Carder, precious, loving wife and mother, went home to be with Jesus on October 1, 2016. Janice died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. Janice fought a cou ...
J.L. McFarland, 69, Gillsville
J.L. (Larry) McFarland, age 69 of Gillsville, passed away on Saturday October 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by family and friends.   Visitation will be held at Memorial ...
Richard Anthony Pethel, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Richard Anthony Pethel, 67, of Gainesville passed away Saturday October 1, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday October 4, 2016 in the C ...

Jackson

Jerry Edward Lord, 80, Commerce
Mr. Jerry Edward Lord, age 80, of Commerce died Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Lord was born in Commerce to the late, Edward Watson and East ...
Hazel Wylie McMichael, 88, Maysville
Hazel Wylie McMichael age 88 of Maysville passed away October 1, 2016 at the Athens Regional Medical Center.   Mrs. McMichael was born Jan. 20, 1928 in Chamblee, GA to the l ...

White

Johnny Morgan, 58, Cleveland
Johnny Morgan, age 58, of Cleveland passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016.  Mr. Morgan was born July 13, 1958 in Griffin, GA to the late Ira Russell Morgan and Carrie Lucil ...
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