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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 22nd, 2016

Banks

Lisa Ann Dodd Martin, 46, Baldwin
Lisa Ann Dodd Martin, age 46 of Baldwin, passed away on December 22, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on August 8, 1970 she was the da ...

Barrow

Vera Davis Pace, 83, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Vera Davis Pace, age 83 of Winder, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, December 22, 2016.  Mrs. Pace was born in Jefferson, ...

Forsyth

John Edward Hanville, 40, Cumming
It is with deep regret that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved, John Edward Hanville. He made his place among our angels on December 22, 2016 at 10:17 a.m. at the ag ...
June McCormick, 79, Cumming
June McCormick, age 79 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. June was preceded in death by her husband, Gene McC ...

Habersham

Charles Earnest Hamilton, 52, Clarkesville
Charles Earnest Hamilton, age 52, of Clarkesville passed away December 22, 2016.   Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM at 299 Palm ...
Buford Whisenant, Jr., 71, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Buford Whisenant, Jr., age 71, of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Larry Free will of ...

Hall

Susan Elaine Kelley, Gainesville
Ms. Susan Elaine Kelley, of Gainesville, passed away December 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard L Kelley, and granddaught ...

Jackson

Michael Shane Lusk, 40, Jefferson
Michael Shane Lusk, age 40 of Jefferson, GA passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016.   Mr. Lusk was the son of Warren Scott and Yvonne Cobb Lusk. He was a partner with L ...
Jackie Lee Scott, 63, Nicholson
Mr. Jackie Lee Scott, age 63, of Nicholson died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Augusta.  Mr. Scott was born in Arkansas.  Mr. Scott was a member of Riv ...
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