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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 12th, 2016

Banks

  Gatha Martin Barrett, age 84, of Homer, Georgia, was called to her eternal home on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She was headed to her favorite place, Homer Baptist ...

Barrow

Donald Richardson, 57, Statham
Donald Richardson, age 57 of Statham, GA passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton, GA.   Mr. Richardson was the son of the la ...

Forsyth

Schaefer G. Sharpe, 74, Cumming
Schaefer G. Sharpe, age 74, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016.  A native of Charlotte, NC. Scheafer was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Lucent Techno ...
William Harley Walls, 82, Cumming
  William Harley Walls, 82, of Cumming passed away Wednesday October 12, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born February 20, 1934 to the late C. C. and E ...

Habersham

Lamar Mote, 75, Demorest
Lamar Mote, age 75, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Mr. Mote was born on November 3, 1940, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the late Rev. Erfor ...
Margaret Ann Thurman Ott, 86, Clarkesville
Funeral Mass for Margaret Ann Thurman Ott, age 86 of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM from the St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. Rev. José L ...

Hall

Dr. Gary Paul Merritt, 62, Gainesville
Dr. Gary Paul Merritt, 62, of Gainesville, passed away October 12, 2016. Born in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Dr. Merritt had lived in Hall County for most of his life.&nb ...
Buddy Wayne Reed, 66, Flowery Branch
Mr. Buddy Wayne Reed, age 66, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Ch ...

Stephens

Lydia Ann Thomason, inf, Toccoa
Infant Lydia Ann Thomason passed away October 12, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Survivors include her parents, James and Amy Payne Thomason of Toccoa; two sisters, Kin ...
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