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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 8th, 2016

Forsyth

Mary Elizabeth “Mary Beth” Scott, 8 months, of Cumming, GA died on February 8, 2016 at Boston Children’s Hospital.  She was the daughter of Allison Wojtowicz ...

Gwinnett

Joyce C. Brennan, 75, Duluth
  Joyce C. Brennan, 75, of Duluth, GA died on February 8, 2016.  Born in New Orleans, LA she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Cullotta.   Joyce w ...

Hall

            Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Cleveland, age 74 of Braselton, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016 at her residence ...
Phillip Allen Payne, 70, Flowery Branch
            Mr. Phillip Allen Payne, age 70 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016 at his residence follo ...
Anthony “Tony” David Reed, 53, Grand Chute, WI, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. Anthony “Tony” David Reed, age 53, of Grand Chute, Wisconsin, formerly of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015.   Memorial Services will b ...

Lumpkin

Dr. John H. East, Jr, 69, Dahlonega
Dr. John H. East, Jr., 69, of Dahlonega passed away Monday February 8, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born August 10, 1946 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Jo ...

Rabun

Martha Jo Queen, 79, Clayton
Our Beloved Mother, Martha Jo Queen, went home to heaven on February 08, 2016. She was born in Gainesville, Georgia on March 23, 1936 or sometime around then as her birth certifica ...

Stephens

AnnaRee McIntyre Fisher, 60, Eastanollee
Mrs. AnnaRee McIntyre Fisher, age 60 of 235 Apache Drive, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.   A daughter of th ...
Mrs. Grace McIntyre Pilgrim, age 75 of 197 Highview Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Arthur and Less ...

White

David Etris, 59, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. David Shane Etris, age 59 of Cleveland. Mr. Etris passed away Monday, February 8, 2016. Funeral services are schedule ...
Kenneth "Shorty" Gilreath, 75, Cleveland
  Kenneth (Shorty) Gilreath, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Gilreath was born on Augus ...
Jeanette Gurley, 85, Cleveland
Jeanette Allen Gurley, age 85 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016. Mrs. Gurley was born December 17, 1930 in Hall County to the late Fletcher and Lois Allen. Jean ...
Guy Harry Schneider, 84, Sautee
Guy Harry Schneider, age 84 of Sautee, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, ...
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