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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 18th, 2017

Forsyth

Lorene Alma Stewart, 78, Cumming
  Lorene Alma Stewart, age 78, born in Forsyth County on March 3, 1939, and was call home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. After 30 plus years as a custo ...
Dennis Winter, 73, Cumming
  Dennis Winter, 73 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday October 18, 2017. He was born on May 2, 1944 in Chicago, IL the son of Clarence and Sophie Szcyublewski Winte ...

Gwinnett

Ricky Lamar Gravitt, 55, Lawrenceville
Ricky Lamar Gravitt, age 55, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Mr. Gravitt is survived by his children, Rosa Gravitt, Lawrenceville, GA, Amanda Gravi ...
Donna Wood Moon, 81, Dacula
Donna Wood Moon, age 81, of Dacula, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferris Moon. She is survived by her children, Amanda Wo ...

Habersham

Claud C. Greene, 89, Baldwin
Claud C. Greene, age 89, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. No formal services will be held. Those wishing to express online condolences to the ...
Timothy Hulsey, 60, Cornelia
Timothy Hulsey, age 60 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Born on October 18, 1957 in Demorest, Georgia, he was a son of Mojean Thomas Hulsey of Demorest ...

Hall

Donald Duane Davidson II, 76, Gainesville
Donald Duane Davidson II, 76, of Sundown Drive, died on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, after an extended illness.  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Donald Duane Davidson an ...
Mark Mitchell Ham, V, 32, Gainesville
Mark Mitchell Ham V of Gainesville, GA passed away unexpectedly on October 18, 2017 at the age of 32. Mark is survived by his parents Mark M Ham IV and Eugenia Ham of Gainesville, ...

Jackson

Mrs. Faye Burnette Fitzpatrick, age 74, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Kindred Hospice.  Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born in Toccoa to the late Odell and Mildred ...

Lumpkin

Ms. Patricia Hardin Abercrombie of Dahlonega passed away from a sudden illness. Born January 3rd, 1953, to parents WA and Christine Hardin, Pat lived most of her life in Dahlone ...
Janice Kay Gray, 80, Dahlonega
Mrs. Janice Kay Gray, age 80, of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully in her home on October 18, 2017. Janice was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 16, 1936 to the late Paul Edwa ...

Other

Tina Chance Stowers, 87, Marietta
Tina Chance Stowers, 87 of Marietta passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  Mrs. Stowers was a member of the Pendley Hills Civic Association, the Pendley Hills Neighborhood ...

Rabun

Joshua Allan Ferry, went to be with the Lord October 18, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family at UNC Children’s Hospital Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Joshu ...
Joshua Allan Ferry, went to be with the Lord October 18, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family at UNC Children’s Hospital Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Joshu ...
Joshua Allan Ferry, went to be with the Lord October 18, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family at UNC Children’s Hospital Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Joshu ...

Stephens

Emily Ann Meeks Cash, 81, Toccoa
Mrs. Emily Ann Meeks Cash, age 81 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Bee Hive Assisted Living Facility. A daughter of the late Jess J. and Minnie Lee Colli ...

White

Laura Ann Jones, 49, Cleveland
Laura Ann Jones, age 49 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017.   Ms. Jones was born July 23, 1968 in Asheboro, NC to James Julian and Rita Robertson. She ...
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