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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 31st, 2016

Dawson

James Harold Magnusson, 84, Dawsonville
James Harold Magnusson, age 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away March 31, 2016. Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Lila Magnusson. He is survived by his ...

Gwinnett

Larry Franklin “Frank” Rush, age 67 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, April 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton M ...
Paul Randolph Verdin, 62, Buford
Mr. Paul Randolph Verdin, age 62, of Buford passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm., Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial P ...

Habersham

Dennis L. Minix, 74, Demorest
Dennis L. Minix, age 74 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016.  Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia on June 30, 1941, he was a son of the late George and Pauline Ball Min ...

Hall

Anastacia Champion, 32, Gainesville
Ms. Anastacia Champion transitioned this life on March 31, 2016.  She was a graduate of Gainesville High School and Cosmetology where she found the love of styling  hair. ...
Gholston Peoples, 85, Gainesville
Gholston Peoples age 85 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Yesterday March 31, 2016. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Annie Lee Sutton Cathey, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie Lee Sutton Cathey,age 94 of Gainesville. Mrs. Cathey passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016. Graveside services are scheduled for 12:00 pm, Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Ga ...
Alton Ellison, 62, Gainesville
Alton Ellison age 62 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Yesterday March 31, 2016. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Joe Leonard Nolan, Jr., 59, Gainesville
 Mr. Joe Leonard Nolan, Jr., age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Graveside services are schedu ...
 Linda Darlene Wehunt Pinkerton, age 56 of Lula, passed away March 31, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illness.             Memorial se ...
Matthew G. Williams, 53, Gainesville
Matthew G. Williams, 53, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2016 after a brief illness.   Matthew grew up in Atlanta and was a 1979 graduate of Forsyth ...
Mrs. Priscilla Ann Nicely- Williams was born to the late L.C. and Lucille Nicely on May 5, 1956. Mrs. Williams was born in Gainesville and graduated from Gainesville High School. S ...

Lumpkin

Litton DeJarnette, 75, Dahlonega
Litton DeJarnette lost his courageous battle with Leukemia, Thursday, March 7, 2016. Litton was 75, born September 24, 1940 to the late Mary & Jim deJarnette. Litton and his wi ...

Stephens

Grady Leon Scott, 63, Toccoa
Mr. Grady Leon Scott, age 63 of 1365 Talmadge Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Clarence and Macie Scott, he ...
Morene Adams Sheriff, 96, Eastanollee
Mrs. Morene Adams Sheriff, age 96 passed away peacefully Thursday, March 31, 2016 at her home in Eastanollee, Georgia. A daughter of the late Lawrence and Maude Crawford Adams, ...

White

Augustus R. King, III, 74, Sautee
Augustus R. King, III, age 74 of Sautee, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence. Mr. King was born on December 22, 1941, in Macon, Georgia, to the lat ...
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