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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 3rd, 2016

Dawson

Wilma L. Harper, 76, Dawsonville
Wilma L. Harper, age 76, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016.  She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  Wilma was a faithfu ...

Forsyth

Deborah Jane Bennett, 60, Cumming
Deborah Jane Bennett, age 60 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016. She was a member of Christian Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Preston a ...
Choon Ok Redmond, 80, Cumming
Mrs. Choon Ok Redmond, age 80, of Cumming, GA, entered into rest on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at home in Cumming surrounded by her family. Born in 1936 in Pusan, Korea, she married Har ...

Hall

Bessie A. Harrison, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Bessie Ann Harrison, age 86, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed July 3, 2016. Home Going Services will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 2:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 1810 Mar ...
Vonda Jane Hebb Tanner, 78, of Lula passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesd ...
Sharon Elaine Martin, Gainesville
Sharon Elaine Martin, of Gainesville Georgia, passed away on July 3, 2016. Ms. Martin was a Gainesville native and attended Gainesville High School and Gainesville College. A ce ...
Darrell Wayne Walker, 56, Gainesville
          Darrell Wayne Walker, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at University Hospital in Augusta, GA.  ...

Other

Herbert H. Bierenfeld, 85, Dunwoody
Herbert H. Bierenfeld, 85, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Chelsey Park Rehabilitation facility in Dahlonega following a brief illness.  Mr. Bierenfeld grew up ...
Jimmy Edward Patterson, 71, Loganville
Jimmy Edward Patterson, age 71, of Loganville passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016.  Jimmy was a member of the Church of God of Loganville.  He loved working, fishing and his ...

Stephens

Pauline Thompson Stinespring, 89, Eastanollee
Pauline Thompson Stinespring                       Eastanollee, Georgi ...
Mark Anthony Jarrett, 51, Toccoa
Mr. Mark Anthony Jarrett, age 51 of 3926 Mize Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Mountain View Health & Rehab in Clayton, Georgia.   A son of ...

White

Sara Rae Dockery, 76, Cleveland
Sara Rae Dockery age 76, of Cleveland passed away Sunday July 3, 2016.  Mrs. Dockery was born in White County the daughter of the late Jody and Lula Mae Thomas.  She w ...
Rev. Janes Dean Head, 86, Cleveland
Rev. Janes Dean Head, age 86, of Cleveland passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016, at his home from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Janes Dean Head was born November 20, 1 ...
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