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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 24th, 2016

Banks

Mildred Smelley Young, age 93 of Homer, GA passed away Sunday July 24, 2016.   Mrs. Young was the daughter of the late Moses Nelson and Mary Magdalene Coffee Smelley, th ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Charlotte Marie Ora Smith English, age 87, of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from the Fairfield Baptist Church.  Dr. Keith A ...
Leo Ivester, 75, Clarkesville
Leo Ivester, age 75 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on March 2, 1941, he was a son of the late Newt Preston Iveste ...

Hall

John Ray Edge, 53, Gainesville
                John Ray Edge, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Northeast Geor ...

Lumpkin

Joan Thompson Davis, 85, Dahlonega
  Joan Thompson Davis, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on July 24, 2016. Joan was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Thompson.  She is also preceded in dea ...

White

Nancy Ann Davis Herrington, of Sautee GA, formerly of Savannah, passed away July 24, 2016 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center (following a short illness.) Born in Athens, GA, s ...
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