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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 5th, 2016

Dawson

Michael Paul Kirton, 74, Dawsonville
Michael Paul Kirton, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 5, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born January 1, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Britton &ldquo ...

Habersham

Fannie Francis Fortson Dooley was born June 12, 1936 to the late Ernest Fortson Sr. and Viola Stephens Fortson in Mount Airy, Georgia. She peacefully went home to be with the Lord ...
Virgil Lee “Tex” Ordner, age 87, of Alto, Georgia, formerly of Hapeville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016, following an extended illness. Mr. Ordner ...
Mary Carryl Pope Veal, 96, Demorest
Mary Carryl Pope Veal , age 96, of 504 Old Historic U.S. 441, Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 Mrs. Veal was born on September 8, 1919 in Sneads, Florida ...

Hall

Charlie J. Tanner, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Charlie J. Tanner, 84 of Gainesville died Friday August 5, 2016. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Tanner was the son of the late James and Bell Satterfield Tanner.&nb ...
Barbara F. Coskery, 98, Lawrenceville, formerly Gainesville
Barbara F. Coskery, age 98 of Lawrenceville, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the health care facility she resided in since February 2013. Memorial ...
Rodney Ian Dortch was born in Hempstead, NY on March 14 ,1966 to the late Mr. John Edward  Sr. and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dortch. He entered into Paradise on ...
Dayron Hanes Murphy, 92, Gainesville
Dayron Hanes Murphy, age 92, of Gainesville went to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 4, 2016, in Gainesville, Georgia, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden il ...
Lake Theodore Proctor, Jr., 89, Gainesville
Lake Theodore Proctor, Jr. 89, of Gainesville, passed away August 5, 2016. Complete arrangements will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, ...
Mrs. Evelyn Montgomery Smith passed away at home on August 4, 2016.  She is survived by her devoted husband of 28 years Ralph E. Smith.  She is also survived by a son and ...

Jackson

Ernest Robert Gibson, Sr. age 69 of Commerce passed away Friday August 5, 2016 at the Northridge Medical Center.     Mr. Gibson was born March 28, 1947 in Clay ...
Lex Wesley Money, 8, Commerce
  Lex Wesley Money, 8, of Commerce went home to be with Jesus Christ on Friday August 5, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Lex had lived in Habersham and Bank Counties for a nu ...
Jeffery B. Payne, 59, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jeffery B. Payne, age 59 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 5, 2016.  Mr. Payne was born in Athens, Georg ...

Stephens

Mrs. Emma Louise Hatchel Collier, age 95, of 353 S. Pine Street, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at her residence,   A daughter of the late Jesse Gordon   ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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