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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 26th, 2016

Habersham

James Louis Puckett II, 72, Demorest
James Louis Puckett II, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016. Mr. Puckett was born on September 4, 1944, in Hapeville, Georgia, to the lat ...

Hall

Janice Maxcine Carr, 75, Gainesville
Ms. Janice Maxcine Carr, 75, of Gainesville passed away on December 26, 2016. A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Memorial ...
J.D. Hamby, 79, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday December 30, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for J.D. Hamby age 79 of Gainesville. The Rev. Kenneth Pilcher and Rev. Bill ...
Eleanor Love Harper, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Eleanor Love Harper, 91, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on December 26, 2016 due to an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Decembe ...
Juan M. Hernandez-Santos, 49, Gainesville
Mr. Juan M. Hernandez-Santos, 49, of Gainesville passed away on December 26, 2016. A funeral services are incomplete and will be announced. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 M ...
Rosean (Rosie) White Lehr, 60, Gainesville
Rosean (Rosie) White Lehr of Gainesville, GA passed away at home on December 26, 2016, after a long struggle with pain and illness.  Born on December 10, 1952 in Aiken, SC to ...
Natalie Grace Villicana, 6 d, Gainesville
Miss Natalie Grace Villicana, 6 days old, of Gainesville, passed away December 26, 2016. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Memori ...

Jackson

Michael Steve Phillips, 65, Jefferson
Michael Steve Phillips, age 65 of Jefferson, GA passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.   Mr. Phillips was the son of Annie Grace Nix Phillips and the late Thomas Roscoe ...

Lumpkin

Harold Dean Gooch, 72, Dahlonega
Harold Dean Gooch, age 72, of Dahlonega passed away on December 26, 2016 following an extended illness.  He was surrounded by his loving family.  Mr. Gooch was a member o ...
Dorothy Gail Webb, 76, Dahlonega
Dorothy Gail Webb, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at home on Monday December 26, 2016. Our mother, Dorothy G. Webb, is now resting peacefully in the arms of her Savior of ...

Other

John Sam Consos, Sr., 73, Sandy Springs
John Sam Consos, Sr.,  age 73, of sandy Springs passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.  He was a devout member of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church ...

White

Estelle Duckett Jarrard, 101, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Estelle Duckett Jarrard, age 101 of Cleveland. Mrs. Jarrard passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.   F ...
Polly Palmer, 93, Cleveland
Polly Palmer, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.  Mrs. Palmer was born July 14, 1923, in Chamblee, Ga., to the late Myrtle and Pleasant Adams. ...
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