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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 18th, 2016

Dawson

Tristen Kevin Donovan, 16, Dawsonville
Tristen Kevin Donovan, 16, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday June 18, 2016. Born January 23, 2000, he had been a resident of Dawson County for most of his life.  Tristen ...
Benjamin David “Ben” Haynes, 33, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday June 18, 2016 following a sudden illness. Born July 18, 1982 in Lexington, KY, he lived in Dawso ...

Habersham

James "Dick" Bethel, 93, Clarkesville
Mr. James “Dick” Bethel, age 93, of Clarkesville died Saturday, June 18, 2016.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. from the Hi ...
Reba Burrell, 82, Demorest
Reba Elizabeth Ramsey Burrell, age 82 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at her residence. Born in the Fairview Community of Demorest, ...
Martha Cargill Miller, 90, Clarkesville
Martha Cargill Miller, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Miller was born on June 21, 1925 ...

Hall

Larry Brock, 70, Oakwood
 Mr. Larry Brock age 70 of Oakwood passed away on Saturday June 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Carol Jean Secoy Bagley, 82, Gainesville
Carol Jean Secoy Bagley, from Gainesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening June 18th, 2016. After a long battle against Alzheimer’s Disease. Carol w ...
Mary Katherine Truluck, 75, Gainesville
Mary Katherine Truluck of Gainesville, Ga. passed away peacefully on Saturday June 18, 2016 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Mond ...
Taylor Lee Waggoner, 22, Flowery Branch
Mr. Taylor Lee Waggoner, age 22, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, June. 18, 2016 at Northeast. Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by loved ones.     Funeral ...

Stephens

Jack Wakefield, 75, Toccoa
Mr. Jack Doyle Wakefield age 75 of Martin passed away Saturday June 18, 2016 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   A son of the late Thomas J. and Ethel Bridges Wakefield, he wa ...
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