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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 3rd, 2016

Forsyth

Donald E. Norman, 85, Cumming
Donald E. Norman, of Cumming, GA and formerly from Franklin NJ passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 85 on December 3rd in Cumming GA after suffering from a long illnes ...

Gwinnett

Edna Davis, 89, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Edna (Jackie) C. Davis, age 89 of Buford, GA entered into eternal rest with her heavenly Father on December 3, 2016. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2016 a ...

Hall

William W. Howard, 79, Gainesville
Mr. William W. Howard, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of ...

Other

Mildred Irene Hopkins, 85, Athens
Mildred Irene Hopkins, 85, of Athens, GA, passed on December 3, 2016. Mrs. Hopkins was born May 31, 1931, in Athens, Georgia to the late George Franklin and Ollie McIntyre 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