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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 17th, 2016

Dawson

Glen Pat Gober, 76, Dawsonville
Glen Pat Gober, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 17,, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born June 20, 1940 in Forsyth County to the late George a ...
Thomas B. Mote, 72, Dawsonville
Thomas B. Mote, age 72, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.   Thomas was ...

Forsyth

Frances Dishroom, 84, Cumming
Frances Dishroom, age 84 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016.  She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Frances  was preceded in death by her first ...

Gwinnett

Carolyn Lee Hughes, 75, Buford
Mrs. Carolyn Lee Hughes, age 75, of Buford passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, surrounded by her family.     Funeral Services wil ...

Hall

Thelma M. Doss, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Thelma M. Doss, 94, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 16, 2016. A graveside burial service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:00 am for family only. ...
Loy Douglas 'Doug' Harrison, 62, Gainesville
Loy Douglas "Doug" Harrison passed away Dec. 17, 2016. Doug was born in Gainesville Ga. Son of the late Loy C. Harrison and Faye D. Harrison. Mr. Harrison is survived by ...
Charlie Haynes, 79, Gainesville
 Charlie Haynes, 79, of Gainsville, passed away, December 16, 2016. Born September 20, 1937 he was the son of the late Willie Haynes and Cindy Carroll Haynes.  In additio ...

Jackson

Ernest Willie Loggins, 74, Winterville
Ernest Willie Loggins, age 74, of Winterville, Georgia passed away at his home, surrounded by family, on Saturday, December 17th 2016.  Mr. Loggins was a retired pai ...
Beatrice Holder Varnum, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Beatrice Holder Varnum, age 89 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 17, 2016.  Mrs. Varnum was precede ...

Stephens

Jack Morris Cheek, 81, Toccoa
Jack Morris Cheek, age 81, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. Mr. Cheek was born on September 9, 1935 in Stephens County, Georgia. He was precede ...

White

Joan Lynch Bowser, 91, Cleveland
Joan Lynch Bowser, 91, died December 17, 2016 in Baldwin, Georgia. She was born June 12, 1925 to James and Mary Habershaw in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Early in her life she develo ...
Harvey Joe Clark, 88, Cleveland
Harvey Joe Clark, 88, of Cleveland passed away December 17, 2016. No services scheduled at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 305 ...
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