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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 2nd, 2017

Dawson

Paul L. Watson, 48, Dawsonville
Paul L. Watson, 48, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 2, 2017. Born July 7, 1968 in Artesia, California, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 35 years. Mr. Wa ...

Forsyth

Matthew Kenneth Bass, 44, Cumming
Matthew Kenneth Bass, 44 of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Season’s Hospice in Cumming. Matthew was born on May ...
James M. McDonald, 85, Cumming
James M. McDonald (85) of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Alma, died peacefully at home Monday, January 2, 2017.  He was born on June 6, 1931, to the late David and Nancy McD ...

Hall

            Mrs. Marie Gertrude “Cook” Froeliger, age 76 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, January 2, 201 ...
Margaret Sue Jones Parks, 83, Clermont
Mrs. Margaret Sue Jones Parks, age 83, of Clermont passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017. A Funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the chap ...

Lumpkin

John F. Csomor, 83, Dahlonega
We regretfully announce that Mr. John F. Csomor passed away in Dahlonega, Georgia, on Monday, January 2, 2017. Mr. Csomor was a beloved professor at North Georgia College in Dahlon ...

Other

Leon Dudley Austin, 73, Hull
Mr. Leon Dudley Austin, age 73, of Hull, GA died Monday, January 02, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Austin was born in Danielsville to the late Dewey W. and Willie Mae Akins Aust ...
Jerry Ray Sears, 53, Carnesville
Jerry Ray Sears, age 53 of Carnesville, GA passed away Monday, January 02, 2017.   Mr. Sears was the son of the late Dwayne and Mattie Wideman Sears. He was a maintenanc ...
Carol Rabun Smith, 55, Monroe
Carol Rabun Smith, age 55, of Monroe passed away Monday, January 2, 2017.  Carol loved to read and sing.  Survivors include her husband David Smith; mother Rosetta Rabun; ...

Stephens

Pansy Kesler Martin, 84, Toccoa
Mrs. Pansy Kesler Martin, age 84 of Toccoa, Ga, went to her heavenly home on January 2nd, 2017 to join her friends and family. A daughter of the late Henry and Luvie Addison Ke ...
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