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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 29th, 2016

Dawson

Marion Gleeson Perry, 94, Dawsonville
Marion Gleeson Perry, 94, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 29, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 3, 1922 to the late Cliffor ...

Forsyth

Karen Diane Pilgrim, age 51 of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and friend ...

Habersham

Noah Lee Thompson, 67, Cornelia
  Mr. Noah Lee Thompson, 67, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on December 29, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, J ...

Hall

Larry Johnson, 67, Gainesville
 On April 2, 1949, Mr. and Mrs. William (Mamie Thompson) Johnson received a precious gift from God, a son named Larry Johnson.  After 67 years of earthly service, on Thur ...
Roy Keels, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Roy Keels, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 201 ...
Kathleen (Kathy) Schumacher Phillips, born May 24, 1959 to Paul Schumacher and Marie Wilberding of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on December 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cent ...
Jennie Lee Shirley, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Jennie Lee Shirley departed this life at the age of 86 years-old on Thursday, December 29, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Jennie was born on August 10, 1930 in Jackson Cou ...

Jackson

Betty Sue Hollis Hamilton, 80, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Sue Hollis Hamilton, age 80 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, December 29, 2016.  Mrs. Hamilton was bo ...

Rabun

Armede Craft Bynum, 80, Clayton
Armede Craft Bynum passed away peacefully at her home on December 29th, 2016 surrounded by her family.  She was born in Conyers, Georgia on May 4th, 1936, to Dr. Luther Blake ...
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