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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Feb 19th, 2016

Barrow

Mr. Gerald (Jerry) Harding Gunn, age 69, of Winder, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016, at his residence after a prolonged illness. Mr. Gunn was born in Atlanta o ...

Gwinnett

Bryan J. Cich, 38, Dacula
Bryan J. Cich, age 38 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Friday, February 19, 2016. Funeral service will be held Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chape ...
Christian Giraldo, 37, Buford
Christian Giraldo, age 37, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016. He is survived by his son, Sebastian Giraldo, Buford, GA; mother, Sylvia Estrada, Buford, GA; fat ...

Hall

Ramona Lynn Bates, 58, Lula
Mrs. Ramona Lynne Bates (McIntyre), a long time resident of Lula GA, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 in her home. Ramona grew up in Geneva, NY., and was a God loving woman ...
Troy James Gibbs, 60, Gainesville
   Troy James Gibbs, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     ...

Lumpkin

Verner Howard Martin, 93, Dahlonega
Verner Howard Martin, 93, born in Commerce Ga. and longtime resident of Atlanta and Dahlonega Ga. passed away Nov. 25, 2015, after a short illness. ! He was the son of the late Mr. ...
Candace Wedlake Wind, 63, Dahlonega
Mrs. Candace Wedlake Wind, age 63 of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health.   Born in Chamblee, Georg ...

Stephens

Charles Emmitt Scott, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Emmitt Scott age 83 of 91 Rocky Trail, Toccoa passed away Friday February 19, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Lewis W. and Lillie Sullens Scott, he wa ...

White

James Howard Barrett, 61, Cleveland
James Howard “Hal” Barrett, age 61 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Barrett was born March 12, 1954 ...
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