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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 12th, 2016

Banks

Della Louise Blackwell Parker, age 71 of Alto, passed away Friday, August 12, 2016. Born in Pickens County, Georgia on September 15, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Hollis ...

Dawson

Barbara Jo Townsend Daniel, 74, Dawsonville
Barbara Jo Townsend Daniel , 74, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 12, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born April 10, 1942 to the late Charl ...
Faye Cooke Wiltfang, 71, Dawsonville
Faye Cooke Wiltfang, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 12, 2016 at The Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health. Born April 14, 1945 in Roanoke Rapids ...

Forsyth

Janice Calhoun Clark, 62, Cumming
Janice Calhoun Clark passed away peacefully into her heavenly father’s arms with her loving family around her bedside at her home in Cumming, GA on August 12th, 2016. Janice ...

Habersham

Cassandra Leigh Russell, age 66, of Baldwin, Georgia, formerly of Cleveland, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Friday, August 12, 2016. Memorial Services are scheduled for 11: ...
Jeanette Velvet Sanchez, 49, Clarkesville
Jeanette Velvet Sanchez, age 49, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went home to be with The Lord on Friday, August 12, 2016, following an extended illness. Memorial services will be h ...

Hall

Judina Knight Hill, 83, Gainesville
Our beloved mother, Ms. Judina Knight Hill, (Judy), age 83 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2016.  Judy was born January 9, 1933 in Coving ...
Nell Holbrook, 96, Gainesville
  Funeral services will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. for Nell Holbrook, 96, of Gainesville. The Rev. Geoff Grubbs and ...
Mr. Barry W. (Bill) Phillips, 67 of Lula, GA, passed away at home on August 12, 2016.     Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Monday, August 15, 2016 in the ...
Callie Bennett Pullen, 96, Gainesville
Callie Bennett Pullen, a native of Hall County, passed away on Wednesday evening at Presbyterian Home of Quitman, Georgia.  She was born to William L. Bennett and Ethel LeMast ...
Betty Stewart, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Stewart age 71 of Gainesville passed away on Friday August 12, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for Monday Au ...
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