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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 19th, 2016

Banks

Faye Woodall Peavey, 74, Homer
Faye Woodall Peavey, age 74 of Homer, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 1, 1942, she was a daughter of the late James Ra ...

Gwinnett

Harry L. Wilson, 74, Dacula
Harry L. Wilson, age 74 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Mr. Wilson has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 1 ...

Habersham

Lou Ellen Rich, 84, Mt. Airy
Lou Ellen Rich age 84, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Ms. Rich was born on April 15, 1932 in Mt. Airy, Georgia. She was prec ...
Benjamin “Benny” S. Rucker, age 66 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced so ...

Hall

Mr. Clyde Gilbert “Gib” Cronic age 66 of Oakwood passed away on Wednesday October 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.  Funer ...

Jackson

Olive Mozelle Scarborough Clark, age 90 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016.   Mrs. Clark was the daughter of the late Joe and Blanche Gurley Scarbor ...
Mr. Kenneth Mitchell Howington, age 83, of Nicholson died Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice IPU at Athens Regional.  Mr. Howington was born in Nicholson to the la ...

Lumpkin

Samuel “Sam” Kent Ingram, Sr., age 62, a life-long resident Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 19, 2016.   Sam was born on September 29, 1954 in Dahlonega, ...

Other

Halia Cham Doskotch, 89, Athens
Halia Cham Doskotch, age 89, of Athens passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016.  She is survived by her husband Raymond Walter Doskotch; son Steven Raymond Doskotch; daughter ...
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