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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 11th, 2017

Habersham

Lee M. Henderson, 85, Clarkesville
  Lee M. Henderson age 85 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Born in Boaz, Alabama on May 22, 1931, he was a son of the late John and Estelle ...

Hall

Lafayette Emanuel Ballew, 79, Gainesville
           Mr. Lafayette Emanuel Ballew, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Northeast Georgia ...
John Daniel Thompson, Sr, 89, Flowery Branch
John Daniel Thompson, Sr. went home to be with our Lord on January 11, 2017. He was 89. Dr. Thompson was born on July 10, 1927, in Plains, Georgia, to Mildred Marie Dykes Thompson ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Fred “Jimmy” Avant, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  Mr. Avant ...

Lumpkin

Phyllis Margaret Andrews, 96, Dahlonega
Phyllis Margaret Andrews, age 96, of Birmingham, AL (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Wednesday January 11, 2017.   Phyllis a loving mother, grandmother, and gr ...
Robert Dewey Weeks, 63, Dahlonega
Robert Dewey Weeks, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, at his Dahlonega home of natural causes.  Robert was born December 19, 1953 in Smyrna, Georgia to Miler and Frances Weeks.& ...

Other

Cicero Bennett, 89, Statesboro
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Cicero Bennett, age 89 of Statesboro, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  ...

Stephens

Frank Howard Turpin, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Frank Howard Turpin, age 80, of Regan Drive, Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital.    A son of the late Charles M. an ...

Union

Ronald “Ron” Cole Lingerfelt, age 64, of Suches, GA passed away suddenly on Tuesday January 10, 2017. “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother&rdquo ...

White

Samuel M. Montgomery, 79, Cleveland
Samuel M. Montgomery, 79 of Cleveland, GA passed Wednesday, January 11, 2017.      Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little &am ...
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