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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 2nd, 2016

Barrow

Joyce Canup, 64, Winder
   Mrs. Joyce Canup, age 64, of Winder, Georgia passed away February 2, 2016.  A resident of Barrow County for most of her life, she was a Daughter of the late Sa ...

Forsyth

Ralph Wayne Heard, 72, Cumming
Ralph Wayne Heard, age 72 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2016. Wayne was a lifetime member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He was a Master Barber and owned and ...
John Edward Regensburg, 76, Cumming
John Edward Regensburg, 76, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on February 2, 2016.  Born in Beckley, W VA he was the son of the late John and Lena Regensburg. ...

Habersham

Lillie Ruth Jackson Black, age 61, of Baldwin, GA, surrounded by her family and friends, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs ...
Larry Zimmerman, 64, Cornelia
  Larry Glenn “Zippo” Zimmerman, age 64 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Born in Habersham County on August 17, 1951, he was a son of the ...

Hall

Patricia Ann Dinda, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Patricia Ann Dinda, age 71, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A Celebration of Life will be held by the fa ...
James H. Lawrence, 87, Gainesville
Mr. James Harley Lawrence, 87, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.   Born on June 5, 1928 in Baldwin, GA, he was the son of the late William Emory ...
Domitilla Rodriguez, 67, Gainesville
Mrs. Domitilla Rodriguez age 67 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday February 02, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.         &nbs ...
Annie Bell Stells, 84, Murrayville
Mrs.  Annie Bell Stells age 84, of Murrayville, GA passed away on February 2, 2016.  She was a native of Hall county and a member of Wahoo Baptist Church.  She enjoy ...
Ruby Patterson Walter, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruby Patterson Walter age 86 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday February 02, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.       &nb ...

Jackson

Perry Lynn Burgess, 56, Jefferson
Perry Lynn Burgess, age 56, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016.  Memorial services will be held 7:00 pm Monday, February 8, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. ...
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