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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Feb 25th, 2016

Forsyth

Harry D. Foust., 96, Cumming
Harry D. Foust, age 96 of Forsyth County, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.   Memorial services will be held Thursday, ...

Hall

Roy Henry Brewer, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Roy Henry Brewer, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Satur ...
Darryl Eugene Clemons, 67, Taylors, SC formerly of Lawrenceville
Mr. Darryl Eugene Clemons, age 67, of Taylors, South Carolina, formerly of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, So ...
Bobby L. Wiley, 83, Gainesville
   Mr. Bobby L. Wiley, age 83, a lifelong resident of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 in Calhoun, Georgia.       ...

Jackson

Empsey Odell Barrier, 76, Maysville
Mr. Empsey Odell Barrier, age 76, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Barrier was born in Hickory, NC to the late Emcy ...
Frances Mozelle Palmer, 88, Nicholson
Mrs. Frances Mozelle Palmer, age 88, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Palmer was born in Clayton, GA to the late Tom and N ...

Other

John Crawford Hicks II, 90, Shreveport, LA
John Crawford Hicks II was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 25, 1926 and passed away after a lengthy illness on February 20, 2016 at home in Shreveport, Louisiana. Crawford was ...

White

Georgia Ann Norrell, 74, Cleveland
Georgia Ann Norrell, age 74, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Norrell was born May 15, 1941 in Opelika, AL to the late Jack and Judy ...
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