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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 25th, 2016

Barrow

Mr. Franklin D. “Red” Harwell, Jr. age 92, of Winder, Georgia passed away December 25, 2016.  A Native of Danielsville, Georgia he was a Son of the late Franklin D ...

Forsyth

John Kingsley Dowling, 85, Cumming
Former long time Ormond Beach resident , John Kingsley Dowling died peacefully at his home in Cumming, GA on December 25th, 2016, at the age of 85. John is survived by his four ...
Jeffrey Erikson, 23, Cumming
Jeffrey Erikson, 23, of Cumming Ga passed away on December 25, 2016. He is survived by his parents Bruce and Jennifer Erikson. His brother Joshua. His grandmother Adrienne Grant ...
Roni Finkelstein, 66, Cumming
Roni Finkelstein, 66, of Cumming passed away on December 25, 2016. Visitation is Wednesday from 10-11am at McDonald and Son Funeral Home followed by a memorial service at 11am in t ...

Hall

Emmitt Abner Buffington, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 28, 2016 at Lebanon United Methodist Church for Emmitt Abner Buffington, age 89 of Gillsville. The Rev. Marshall Dal ...
Doris Lee West Cronic, 83, Clermont
Mrs. Doris Lee West Cronic, 83, of Clermont passed away on Christmas Day after a long illness. Doris was well known for her kind, nurturing spirit, spending her life caring for ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Deborah Ann Johnson Damron, age 51 of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Sunday, December 25, 2016.  Mrs. Damron was born ...
Linda Carol Unrue Fisher, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Carol Unrue Fisher, age 66 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 25, 2016.  Mrs. Fisher was born in ...
Anna Henson Johnson, 98, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Anna Henson Johnson, age 98 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 25, 2016.  Mrs. Johnson was born in Cam ...
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