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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 17th, 2017

Hall

Jason Timothy Hicks, 34, Gainesville
Mr. Jason Timothy Hicks, 34, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial ...
Nelwyn Bagwell Turk, 84, Gainesville
 Mrs. Nelwyn Bagwell Turk age 84 of Gainesville, Georgia died on October 17, 2017 at Emory Hospital following a sudden illness. She was born on May 23, 1933 to Myrtle and A.D. ...

Jackson

Gavin McRoberts Bethel, 36, Commerce
Mr. Gavin McRoberts Bethel, age 36, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Bethel was born in Nassau, Bahamas to Robert Glen and Sylvia Lorraine ...

Lumpkin

Roberta Ann McDaniel, 76, Dahlonega
 Roberta Ann McDaniel, age 76, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. A lifelong resident of Georgia went home to be with The Lord.  She was a kind, comp ...

Other

Trudy Lee Keith, 67, Middleburg, FL
Trudy Lee Keith, age 67, passed away October 14, 2017.  She was born February 20, 1950 in Atlanta, Georgia to Norman and Virginia Fowke.  She was a graduate of North Hall ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donald James “Donnie” Moore, age 45, of Athens, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Mr. Moore was born ...
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