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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 6th, 2016

Banks

Randy Loyd Spivey, 57, Maysville
  Randy Loyd Spivey, age 57 of Maysville, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at his residence. Born in Gainesville on November 27, 1957, he was a son of the late Osca ...

Forsyth

Virginia Howe Caldwell, 82, Cumming
Virginia Howe Caldwell, 82, of Cumming, GA (and formerly of Phelps, NY) passed into the arms of her savior on April 6, 2016.  Born in Wellesley, MA she was the daughter of the ...
Margaret M. "Peggy" Megee, 74, of Cumming, GA died on April 6, 2016. Born in Ludlow, MA she was the daughter of the late Howard and Margaret Martin.   Peggy re ...

Habersham

Sammie Allison, 71, Mt. Airy
Sammie Allison, age 71, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Mr. Allison was born on March 17, 1945 in Hall County, Georgia. He is preceded in ...
James Elbert Gibson, 72, Cornelia
James Elbert Gibson, age 72 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at his residence. Born in Mountain City, Georgia on May 14, 1943, he was a son of the late Elsord ...

Hall

Robert Brown Sr., 80, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Brown Sr. age 80 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday April 06, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     &nb ...
Brian Paul Key, 44, Gainesville
Brian Paul Key, age 44, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016.  Brian was a 1989 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School.  He was a member of Northside Church ...
Robert Blackwell Rouse, 73, Gainesville
Robert Blackwell Rouse, 73, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Tuesday April 5, 2016 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.  He was surrounded by his loving family an ...
Mr. Howlett “Gene” Eugene Watson, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.    &n ...

Jackson

Clara Louise Tunnell, 74, Jefferson
Clara Louise Tunnell, age 74 of Jefferson, GA passed away Wednesday April 06, 2016.   Mrs. Tunnell  was the daughter of the late Grady and Grace Byrd Parks and was ...
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