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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 14th, 2016

Forsyth

The Reverend Doctor James Richard (Dick) Gantt, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  Dick was born September 11, 1933 in High Point, North Carolina to Margare ...
Andrew Ryan Schwartz, 28, Cumming
Andrew Ryan Schwartz, 28, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  The family is planning a memorial service at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonal ...
Arianna Elizabeth Strawn passed December 14, 2015 at her home in Cumming Georgia. She was 11 years old, born January 27, 2005 in Rome, Georgia, and attended Piney Grove Middle Scho ...

Habersham

James Al “Bud” Lee, Jr., age 41 of Demorest, passed away December 14, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Augusta, Georgia on January 12, 1975, he was a ...

Hall

Wesley A. Mooney, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Wesley A. Mooney, 83, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 14, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December ...
Doris Sutton, 86, Gainesville
Doris Lee Sutton, of Gainesville, died Wednesday the 14th of December at Bellminor Nursing Home. Born in 1930 in Clarkesville, GA., Doris spent most of her life caring for other ...

Jackson

Eddie Andrew Bryant Sr, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eddie Andrew Bryant Sr., age 76, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Mr. Bryant was born in Atlanta, Georgi ...

Lumpkin

Mattie Cuelean Patterson, 86, Oldfort, TN formerly of Dahlonega
Mattie Cuelean Patterson, age 86, of Oldfort, TN (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Wednesday December 14, 2016. Mattie was born in Gainesville, GA on September 27, 1930 ...

Other

Jaye Perry, 55, Canton
Mr. Jaye Perry 55, of Canton, Georgia passed away on December 14, 2016. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrang ...

Stephens

Mr. John “Johnny” William Martin, age 74 of 166 Preacher Martin Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at his home. A son of the late Re ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. James Kenneth “Ken” Bess, age 70 of Cleveland. Mrs. Bess passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at his ...
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