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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 27th, 2017

Dawson

Gail Brownlee Fortune, 72, Dawsonville
Gail Brownlee Fortune, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Mrs. Fortune was born April 5, 1944 to the late Terrel and Grace Br ...

Forsyth

Olive D. Thornton, 88, Cumming
Olive D. Thornton, 88 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  She was an active member of Cumming Baptist Church.  ...

Gwinnett

John P. Meehan, Jr., 71, Auburn
Mr. John P. Meehan, Jr., age 71, of Auburn, formerly of Florida, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville, surrounded by his family. ...

Hall

Charlese Edward Ramsey, 71, Gainesville
Charles Edward Ramsey, III, 71, of Gainesville passed away on Friday January 27, 2017 following a brief illness.           Fune ...
Diedrich B. Timm, 92, Gainesville
Goodbye, Uncle Dick.           Mr. Diedrich B. Timm, 92, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 following a brief illness.   &n ...

Jackson

Gwinetta Mitchell Anglin, 59, Commerce
Mrs. Gwinetta Mitchell Anglin, 59, of Commerce, GA., passed away January 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30 ...
Marjorie Emma Cain, 94, Commerce
Marjorie Emma Cain age 94 of Commerce passed away Friday Jan. 27, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. Cain was born in South Carolina on March 1, 1922 to the late William Chancey ...

Union

Robert “Bobby” Theodore Miller, Jr., age 51, of Suches, GA passed away suddenly due to a tragic accident on Friday, January 20, 2017.   Bobby was born in Bla ...

White

Hazel Faircloth Coker, 78, Cleveland
Hazel Faircloth Ray Coker of Cleveland, Georgia, a mother of two, a stepmother of two, and a grandmother of eight, an incredibly kind and loving person, and a lifelong sports fan ...
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