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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 16th, 2016

Banks

Chess Boggan Howard, 87, Maysville
Mr. Chess Boggan Howard, age 87, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Howard was born in Greensboro, NC to the late Robert and Blanche Boggan ...

Forsyth

Helga Imburgia, 98, Cumming
Helga Imburgia 98, of Cumming passed away on August 16, 2016. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McD ...

Habersham

Lois Hicks Tench, 83, Demorest
Lois Hicks Tench, age 83, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Mrs. Tench was born on July 6, 1933 in White County, Georgia. She was preceded in death ...
Rebecca E. Webb, 75, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Rebecca E. Webb, age 75 of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church.  The family will recei ...

Hall

Doris Ferguson Gillespie, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Doris Ferguson Gillespie, 79 of Gainesville died Tuesday August 16, 2016. Born in Banks County, Mrs. Gillespie had lived in Hall County for most of her life.  She ...
Blanche Cole Hollifield, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Blanche Cole Hollifield was born on January 01, 1925 in Telico Plains, Tennessee and passed away at the age of 91 on August 16th at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following a p ...
Ila Bell McFalls, 86, Clermont
Ila Bell McFalls, 86, of Clermont GA, passed away August 16, 2016. Mrs. McFalls was born in Jackson County, GA to the late Stiley and Clara Belle Pittman McIntyre. She was a hom ...

Jackson

Jeffrey Stephen Whitfield, 56, Jefferson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jeffery Stephen Whitfield, age 56, of Jefferson, Georgia.  Jeffery Stephen Whitfield was born in 1960, in San Diego, Ca ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Ray McKenzie, 67, Dahlonega
Joseph Ray McKenzie, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at the age of 67.  He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  He receive ...
Edward “Pete” Anderson, age 72, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away peacefully on August 16, 2016. He was the son of the late Grover and Birdie Mae Ande ...

Other

John P. Halpin Jr., 59, Roswell
John P. Halpin Jr. of Roswell, GA passed away after a short illness at the age of 59 on August 16, 2016. Born to John and Geraldine (Bufé) Halpin in Lenox, MA, John ha ...

Stephens

Frank Junior Simpson, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Frank Junior Simpson, age 80 of 189 Sunset Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A son of the late John a ...

White

Lois Sprayberry, 85, Cleveland
Mrs. Lois Sprayberry, 85 of Cleveland, GA died Tuesday August 16, 2016. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Greenhills Memory Ga ...
Larry Christopher Winkler, 65, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Larry Christopher Winkler, age 65 of Cleve ...
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