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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 23rd, 2016

Forsyth

Nettie Smith Parnell, 62, Cumming
    Nettie Smith Parnell, age 62, of Cumming, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 23, 2016. Ms. Parnell was born in Forsyth County on March 6th, 1954, ...

Habersham

Gregg Jenkins, 70, Mt. Airy
Greg Jenkins, age 70 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016. Born in Dayton, Ohio on October 8, 1945, he was a son of the late Jack and Ruth Schuyler Jenkins. Mr. Je ...

Hall

Taliah Sabreen Freeman, 32, Gainesville
Taliah Sabreen Freeman age 32 of Gainesville, GA passed away on April 23, 2016.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday at Rucker Memorial Baptist Church at 1:00 PM. Profes ...
Thomas L. Brock, 92, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home Announces the death of Mr. Thomas L. Brock 92 of Gainesville, Ga. Mr. Brock died Sat. April 23, 2016 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center. Comple ...

Jackson

Linda Joyce Barnett, 71, Nicholson
Mrs. Linda Joyce Barnett, age 71, of Nicholson, GA died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Barnett was the daughter of the late Garnett and Will ...
Cathryn Phillips, 83, Jefferson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Cathryn “Booley” Phillips, age 83, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Mrs. Phillips was ...

Other

James Lewis Moss, 73, Canton
James Lewis Moss, age 73 of Canton, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016. Born in Banks County, Georgia on April 25, 1942, he was a son of the late Gladys Marie White Wood. Mr. ...

Rabun

Rupaben Patel, 80, Clayton
Rupaben Patel, age 80, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away, Saturday, April 23, 2016. Ms. Patel was born November 1, 1935 in Delod, India. She is preceded in death by her parents, ...
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