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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Apr 5th, 2016

Banks

Bertie McDuffie Chaffin, age 80, Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Mrs. Chaffin was born in Banks County on July 24, 1935 to the late Clarence and Helen M ...

Barrow

   Mildred Cronic Edge passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016.  Mrs. Edge was the daughter of the late Andrew and Loudell Cronic, and was preceded in death by her husban ...

Hall

Fred Allen Gilbert, 78, Gainesville
  Fred Allen Gilbert, age 78, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 following an extended illness. He was born in Memphis, TN and served his country in t ...

Jackson

Jane Forrester Duck, 91, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jane Forrester Duck, age 91, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Mrs. Duck was born in Hoschton, GA, a daughter t ...
Danny Paul Hill, 61, Commerce
            Mr. Danny Paul Hill, age 61, of Commerce died Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. ...

Lumpkin

Jewell (Dean) Beasley, 83, Dahlonega
Jewell “Dean” Beasley, age 83, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away April 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Dean is preceded in dea ...
Zora Lucille Hackney, 78, Dahlonega
Zora Lucille Hackney age 78 of Dahlonega, Georgia formerly from Stockbridge, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Lucille bravely ...

Stephens

Mrs. Cricket Bowen Pressley, age 59 of 84 Branch Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice Unit, Athens Regional Medical Center.   A ...

White

Earnest Horace Duvall, 87, Cleveland
Earnest Horace Duvall, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Duvall was born on August 7, 1928, in Clermont, GA to the late Earnest Ho ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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