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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 30th, 2016

Forsyth

  Alan Joseph Meade Jr affectionately known as "Big Al" passed peacefully on Saturday April 30th 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born August 16 1937 in B ...

Gwinnett

Rayford Leonard Vickers, age 89 of Dacula, (formerly of Flowery Branch), passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 following a short illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Habersham

Gladys Marian Woodward, 94, Cornelia
Gladys Marian Woodward, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. No formal services will be held. Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funera ...

Hall

Mrs. Eva Dell Allison Hughes, 85 of Oakwood passed away Friday April 29, 2016 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Hughes was the daughter of the late Will ...
Joseph Paul (Joey) Robinson, 42, Gillsville
Joseph Paul (Joey) Robinson, age 42 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 on his farm following a sudden illness.     Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Joyce Willis, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Joyce Willis, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, May 2, 201 ...

Jackson

William Oliver Lightfoot, 88, Commerce
William Oliver Lightfoot age 88 of Commerce passed away Saturday April 30, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Lightfoot was born on January 4, 1928 to the late Warren &am ...
Vaughn Grady Stiles, 75, Commerce
VaughnL Grady Stiles 75 of Commerce passed away Saturday April 30,2016 following a brief illness. He was born June 9, 1940 in Sylvia, N.C. to the late late Grady Monroe and Mary ...

Other

Juddie Smith Watkins, 94, Lavonia
  Mrs. Juddie Smith Watkins, age 94, of North Fork, Lavonia, GA, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the Pruitt Healthcare of Toccoa.    Daughter o ...

Stephens

Mr. Robert Berland “Bob” Revels, age 89 of Ed Davis Boulevard, Toccoa, GA, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his residence.   Son of the late J.C. and ...
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