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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 31st, 2016

Banks

Richard E. Garner, 80, Homer
   Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday June 3, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Richard Edwin Garner, age 80 of Homer. The Rev. Jim McClendo ...

Barrow

David John Miller, 55, Sioux City, Iowa and Winder, Ga
David John Miller, age 55, of Sioux City, Iowa and Winder passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome ...

Forsyth

Roy Brice Caine, Sr, 91, Cumming
Roy Brice Caine, Sr., age 91 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016. He was a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church. Roy was a Navy Veteran of World War II where he ser ...

Habersham

Ovelean Ayers Moody, 69, Cornelia
Ovelean Ayers Moody, age 69, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Moody was born on July 1, 1946, in Steph ...
Mary Euna Lou “Cissie” Wiley Wade, age 87, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Mrs. Wade was born on August 5, 1928 in Alto, Georgia. She was p ...

Hall

Mary Dean Wilson Gooch, 91, Gainesville
Mary Dean Wilson Gooch, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 4:00p ...
Charles 'Charlie' Thomas Housewright, 71, Flowery Branch, formerly of Kingsport, TN
Charles "Charlie" Thomas Housewright, age 71, of Flowery Branch and formerly Kingsport, TN passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Kathy A ...
Joan Diane Knight, Gainesville
A memorial service is scheduled for Joan Diane Knight for Saturday, June 4 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Joan passed away on Tuesday May 31, 2016. ...
Ronald William Maurice, 66, Gainesville
Ronald William Maurice, age 66, of Gainesville, GA,  died May 27, 2016. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. McDonald & Son Funeral Home in C ...
Mr. Gerald Maurice Reed, 73 of Lula died Monday May 30, 2016 at his residence.   A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Reed was the son of the late Joseph and Gra ...

Jackson

Gary Olen Cooper, 67, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gary Olen Cooper, age 67 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Mr. Cooper was born in Pendergrass ...
Otis Lee Gipson, 74, Jefferson
Otis Lee Gipson, age 74, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Otis loved flea markets, antiques and fishing.  He was a loving, hard working husband and father ...
Tommy Dean Pafford, 57, Commerce
Tommy Dean Pafford, age 57 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday May 31, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Pafford was the son of Geneva Gandy Pafford of Maysville, GA and the ...

Lumpkin

James "Richard" Biggs, 62, Dahlonega
James “Richard” Biggs, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on May 31, 2016. Richard was the son of the late Lenard and Madge Elkins Biggs and was also preceded in d ...

Other

David Gordon Paul, 54, Athens
David Gordon Paul, age 54, of Athens passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  A memorial service will be arranged at a later date.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, ...

Stephens

Vernon Alvus Smith, 102, Toccoa
Mr. Vernon Alvus Smith, age 102 of 349 Hospital Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the Clary Care Center. A son of the late Clarence and Nellie Unruh Sm ...
Mrs. Sarah Nell Verner Stowe, age 77 of 28 Ranger Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late Griff and Jessie Taylor Verne ...

White

William "Bill" Jackson, 82, Cleveland
Mr. William “Bill” Jackson age 82, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Jackson was born January 27, 1934, in Cleveland, GA, t ...
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