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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 19th, 2017

Dawson

Dwayne Rider, 39, Dawsonville
Dwayne Rider, 39, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 19, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness. Born April 25, 1978, Mr. Rider was a lifelo ...

Forsyth

William Clarence Duke, 88, Cumming
William Clarence Duke, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  He was a 55 year resident of Forsyth County that moved here in 1962 from Decat ...

Gwinnett

Gregory “Greg” Lamar Brown, 60, Lawrenceville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gregory “Greg” Lamar Brown, age 60 of Lawrenceville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, October 19, 2017.  Mr. B ...
Marc Michael Fraser, 62, Sugar Hill
Marc Michael Fraser, age 62, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Mr. Fraser is survived by his wife, Susan Wiles Fraser, Sugar Hill, GA; children, Christop ...

Habersham

James Lamar Maney, 74, Cornelia
James Lamar Maney, 74, passed away on October 19, 2017 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA.  James was born on January 30, 1943 in Lula, GA to Sterling Maney and Mar ...
Mrs. Carleen Dial Ruark, 89, Cornelia
Mrs. Carleen Dial Ruark, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia went to her Heavenly Home on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. ...

Hall

William Douglas Moore, 68, Clermont
William Douglas Moore, age 68 of Clermont, Ga. died October 19, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00  a.m.  Saturday October 21, 2017 in Christia ...

Jackson

Paul Monroe Shannon, 70, Nicholson
Mr. Paul Monroe Shannon, age 70, of Nicholson died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Shannon was born in Athens to the late, Cecil and Elizabeth Gunnells Shann ...

Lumpkin

Charles Sidney Cantrell, 89, Dahlonega
Charles Terrell Cantrell, age 81 of Alto, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. Born in White County, Georgia on January 1, 1937, he was a son of the late Leamon and Nancy ...
Howard Ernest Tritt, 100, Suches
Mr. Howard Ernest Tritt, age 100 years, of Suches, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017. Mr. Tritt was born on November 18, 1916 and was a native and lifelong resident of Such ...

Stephens

Mrs. Marcine Rose Hubbard Griffin, age 48 of 314 Persimmon Street, Toccoa passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Jasper Williams Hubbard ...

White

Robert “Bobby” Voyles, 81, Cleveland
Mr. Robert “Bobby” Voyles, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away on October 19, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:30pm on Sunda ...
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