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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 12th, 2016

Banks

Louise Broome, 69, Ruskin, Fl.
Louise Broome, 69 of Ruskin, Florida formerly of Banks County, passed May 12, 2016, peacefully at home.  Louise was a retired school bus driver for the Hillsborough Co ...

Forsyth

Johnie Edwin Mathis, 76, Cumming
Johnie Edwin Mathis, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. He was a retired Master Sergeant serving in the United States Air Force with 23 years of service. Joh ...

Gwinnett

J. I. O’Shields, 91, Dunwoody
J. I. O’Shields, age 91, of Dunwoody, GA passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at 1PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...

Hall

Doris Sella Barrett, 92, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Doris Sella Barrett, 92 years old, died peacefully at her home in Flowery Branch, Georgia on Thursday, May 12, 2016.   She was born April 14, 1924 in Pate ...
Onia H. Saine, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Saturday May 14, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Onia Heaton Saine, age 89 of Gainesville. The Rev. Pierce Ashmore, Rev. J ...
Kirk Andre Taylor, 55, Gainesville
  Kirk Andre Taylor, age 55, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 following an extended illness. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 1 PM Thu ...

Jackson

George Anthony “Tony” Ervin, age 79 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday May 12, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Ervin was the son of the late George Rufus and Kathleen M ...

White

Sally Louise Hudson, 83, Cleveland
Sally Louise Hudson, age 83 of Cleveland, went to be with our Lord on April 12, 2016 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living. Mrs. Hudson was born on August 18, 1932, in Travis City, ...
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