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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 21st, 2016

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Rayford Bramlett, 85, Auburn
Mr. Rayford Bramlett, age 85, of Auburn, Georgia went to be with the Lord on December 21, 2016.  He was a son of the late W. B. and Arlene Walker Bramlett.  Rayford had r ...

Dawson

Jewell Pruitt Adams, 83, Dawsonville
Jewell Pruitt Adams, 83, of Dawsonville, GA died on December 21, 2016.  Born in Fulton County she was the daughter of the late Gussie and Lessie Pruitt.  Her beloved husb ...
Leonard E. (Skip) Comeau, 70, Dawsonville
Leonard E. “Skip” Comeau, 70, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 20, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born August 12, 1946 in Norwood, MA to the late Oli ...

Forsyth

Ruby June Atkinson, 91, Cumming
Ruby June Atkinson, age 91, of Cumming, GA, danced her way to heaven on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.  She was born in 1925, to the late Amos and Minnie Brockett. Ruby was a m ...
John Edward Thomason, 87, Cumming
John Edward Thomason, 87, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Seasons Hospice IPU, Cumming, GA.  Arrangements By McDonald and Son Funeral Home.&nb ...

Habersham

Denise Perez Sebastian, 2, Cornelia
Funeral Mass for Denise Perez Sebastian, 2 year old daughter of Thomas Perez Felix and Ana Sebastian of Cornelia will be held on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM from the St ...

Hall

Robert C. "Bob" Bittinger, 83, Gainesville
Robert C. “Bob” Bittinger, 83, of Gainesville, Ga., went into the arms of the Lord on December 21, 2016, and is no longer in pain. He was in hospice care at Northeast G ...
Elder James “Bud” R. Bowers, 80, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Funeral services will be ...
Elsie Mae Garrett Clark, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Elsie Mae Garrett Clark, 87 of Gainesville died Wednesday December 21, 2016. A native of Union County, Mrs. Clark had lived in Hall County for most of her life.  She w ...
Harold O’Neal Curry Jr. was ushered into eternal rest on December 15, 2016.  Harold was born July 16, 1949 to Sara Griffith and the late Harold Curry Sr.   ...
Shirley Ann Holloway, 67, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Shirley Ann Holloway, 67, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away on December 21, 2016 due to an extended illness.   Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tu ...
Richard Reid Hoover, 69, Gainesville
Richard Reid Hoover, age 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, December 21,2016. Hillside Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation Services 1190 McEver Rd. Gainesville, GA is ...
Ms. Linda Diane Kinsey Lance, 64, of Gainesville, passed away December 21, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec ...

Jackson

Nelda Poole Pressley, 69, Nicholson
Nelda Poole Pressley, age 69 of Nicholson, GA passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016.   Mrs. Pressley was the daughter of the late Herbert and Velma McKinsey Poole and ...
Dwain Waymon Smith, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Dwain Waymon Smith, age 74, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Smith was born in Nicholson to the late Curtis and B ...
Gladston Thornhill, 92, Hoschton
Mr. Gladston Thornhill, age 92, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away December 21, 2016.  Born in Jackson County to the late Luke and Willie Maude Tullis Thornhill, he had resided ...

Other

Pat Lee, Atlanta
Pat Lee, of Atlanta, passed away on December 21, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday January 7, 2017 at the Chapel of Memorial Park North.  The family ...
Pat Lee, Atlanta
Pat Lee, of Atlanta, passed away on December 21, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday January 7, 2017 at the Chapel of Memorial Park North.  The family ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.