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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 9th, 2016

Dawson

Charles M. “Charlie” Johnston, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 9, 2016. Born September 21, 1951 in Tampa, Florida to the late Charles and Carol Quillia ...

Forsyth

Alice M. Sneed, 83, Cumming
Alice M. Sneed, age 83 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Milton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Sne ...

Hall

Steven Eugene Whitehead, 58, Gainesville
Steven Eugene Whitehead, 58 of Gainesville, Ga. died Saturday April 9, 2016 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center. He was a native and life resident of Gainesville, Ga. He was a registere ...

Jackson

Sandra Kay Afroozi, 67, Talmo
Mrs. Sandra Kay Afroozi, age 67, of Talmo passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 at her home following an extended illness.   Funeral Mass will be held 2:00p.m., Wednesday ...
Mr. Clifton Daniel (Danny) Puckett, age 54, of Commerce died Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mr. Puckett was born in Duluth to Kay Elizabeth Ca ...

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John Carlton McCoy, 73, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. John Carlton McCoy, age 73 of Covington, formerly of Cleveland. Mr. McCoy passed away Friday, April 7, 2016 followi ...
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