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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 11th, 2016

Dawson

Bobbie Ivey, 77, Dawsonville
Bobbie Ivey, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 11, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born July 7, 1938 in Lumpkin County to the late Georg ...

Forsyth

Earnest Anderson, 83, Cumming
Earnest Anderson, age 83 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  He was a lifelong member of Temple United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, ...
Kathleen Timms Rogers, 93, Cumming
Kathleen Timms Rogers, born August 30, 1922, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Watson Rogers, her brother and sister- ...

Habersham

Richard Jackson McAllister, Sr., age 80 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016.   Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Camp Creek Bapti ...

Hall

Gene Beckstein, 93, Gainesville
Mr. Eugene F. (Gene) Beckstein, age 93, of Gainesville, GA, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.          &nbs ...
Ralph Gwynn Gage, Gainesville
Ralph Gwynn Gage of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Stone Mountain, passed away on May 11, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife Ann Dobson Gage of 54 years and their children: B ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lawrence “Larry” Briggs, age 87 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  Mr. Briggs is s ...
Betty Lou Kirkpatrick, 79, Maysville
Betty Lou Kirkpatrick age 79 of Maysville passed away Wednesday May 11, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mrs. Kirkpatrick was born May 9, 1937 in Talking ...
Mattie Lou Lee, 91, Braselton
Mattie Lou Lee, age 91, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  Mattie liked flowers and enjoyed gardening.  She loved her family, grandchildren and her dogs.& ...
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