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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 30th, 2016

Gwinnett

William Bryce Haynes, Sr., age 88, of Suwanee, formerly of Macon, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea, Mr. Haynes was retired Execu ...

Habersham

Mary Dodd Hopkins, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016. Mrs. Hopkins was born on June 28, 1929, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late Travis and Ester ...
Syble Hester Sweat, 73, Clarkesville
Syble Hester Sweat, age 73 of Clarksville, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016. She was a member of Carter Hill Christian Church in Bethlehem, GA. Syble was a retired seamstress at ...

Hall

William Danny Allison, 56, Gainesville
       Mr. William Danny Allison, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended ...
David G. Owens, 60, Gainesville
Mr. David “Dave” G. Owens, age 60, of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully Monday, May 30, 2016 surrounded by his family following an extended illness. Born on Jun ...

Jackson

Milton E. (Bill) Moore, 97, Commerce
Milton E. Moore (Bill), age 97, went to his heavenly home May 30, 2016 at his home in Atlanta, GA.  Mr. Moore was born in St. Louis, MO to the late Erle and Mildred Moore.&nbs ...

Stephens

  Mrs. Elizabeth Katherine Collins (“Betty”), age 84 of Lovers Lane, Toccoa passed away into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 30, 2016 at her ...
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