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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 30th, 2016

Habersham

Vicki Susan Bryant Maney, age 65 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016. Born in Hall County on November 6, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Bryant. Mrs. ...

Hall

James Minor Garner, 74, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held @ 2:00 Pm Tuesday Jan. 3, 2017 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral home for Mr. Minor Garner 74 of Gainesville, Ga. The Rev. Scott Wilson ...
Bernard Francis Kirbach “Bernie” passed away on December 30, 2016 after an extended illness.  He was born on February 8, 1929 in Elmhurst, Illinois. He served in ...
Mrs. Dorothy Mae King Grier Peters age 80 of Gainesville passed away on Friday December 30, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.         &nbs ...
Howard W. Ward, 86, Lula
Howard W. Ward age 86 of Lula, Ga. died Friday December 30, 2016 in Clayton, Ga. following an extended illness. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 pm Monday January 2, 2017 at t ...

Lumpkin

John Wesley Dowdy, 78, Lavonia, formerly of Dahlonega
John Wesley Dowdy, age 78, of Lavonia, GA (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Friday December 30, 2016. He loved and cared for all his family; the children, grandchildren ...
Joshua Krag Roydes, 29, Dahlonega
  Joshua Krag Roydes, age 29, of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on Friday, December 30, 2016. Josh was born in Dahlonega, GA on April 2, 1987 to Clarence Phillip Set ...

Other

Melba Massey-Wells, 68, Ellijay
Melba Massey-Wells, age 68, of Ellijay passed away Friday, December 30, 2016.  Melba was a very strong woman who loved her family more than anything else; the glue that held h ...

White

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jeffrey Mason Westmoreland, age 18 months of Cleveland, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, December 30, 2016.  Jeffrey was born ...
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