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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Billie C. Russo, 80, Dawsonville
Dr. Billie C. Russo, Sr., 80, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 2, 2016 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born March 24, 1936, Dr. Russo had been ...

Forsyth

Robert L. Mehler, 87, Cumming
Robert L. Mehler, age 87, of Cumming, formerly of Hazlet, NJ passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016. Born in Newark, NJ he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Mehler and served i ...

Habersham

Julian Vernon Donald, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Julian Vernon Donald, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Nacoochee United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Chew ...

Hall

Rodney Allen, 69, Hilton Head, SC formerly of Gainesville
      Mr. Rodney Allen, age 69, of Hilton Head, SC formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016.      &n ...
Franklin Leon Rider, 80, Gainesville
Franklin Leon Rider, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, April 02, 2016 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following an extended illness.     Funeral services ...
    Dr. Theodore “Ted” Robinson passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Gainesville, Georgia.            ...
David G. Stuker, 81, Murrayville
David Stuker, 81, of Murrayville, passed away April 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Stuker and daughter, Lisa Stuker. He is survived by his sons and dau ...

Jackson

Freida Hodges Sikes, 92, Commerce
Mrs. Freida Hodges Sikes, age 92 of Lula died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Southern Pines Assisted Living.  Mrs. Sikes was born in Statesboro to the late, Frank and Maggie Grime ...
Dale Coleman Wilson, 63, Pendergrass
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dale Coleman Wilson, age 63 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, April 2, 2016.  Mrs. Wilson was bo ...

White

Clara L. Brigham, 44, Cleveland
Clara L. Brigham, age 44 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at her residence.  Ms. Brigham was born May 1, 1971 in Anchorage, AK to the alter Albert C. Sloan ...
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