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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 27th, 2016

Habersham

Raymond E. Reyes, 82, Mt. Airy
Raymond E. Reyes, age 82, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016. No formal services are planned. Those wishing to express online condolences to the fam ...

Hall

Stevie Kent “Steve” Garland age 63 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.     &nb ...
Charles David Hall, 73, Oakwood
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles David Hall, age 73, of Oakwood, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, July 27, 2016.  Mr. Hall was born in Jefferson, ...

Jackson

Barbara Jo Jordan, 70, Jefferson
Barbara Jo Jordan, age 70, of Jefferson passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

Lumpkin

Lula Susie Berry Black, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Lula Susie Berry Black, age 92, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday July 27, 2016 at the Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, GA. Mrs. Black was a native and lif ...

White

William “Wicky” Loy Loudermilk Sr., age 96 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Wicky was born July 20, 1920 in Demorest, GA to the late Clarence Ja ...
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