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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 24th, 2017

Forsyth

Mr. Dale Leroy Campbell Sr., age 81, of Cumming, passed away, Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Mr. Campbell was born in Venice, IL on March 25, 1936 to the late Homer and Fern Stennet ...

Hall

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Johnson, of Gainesville, GA passed on October 24th, 2017, after an extended illness over the past few years.  Betty is survived by her husband of 52 ...
Todd Williams, 57, Flowery Branch
Todd Williams, age 57, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Williams. Mr. Williams is survived by his daug ...

Lumpkin

Billie Doris Stancil, 86, Dahlonega
It is with heavy heart that the family announces the death of Billie Doris Stancil, aged 86 of Dahlonega. Following a prolonged illness, Billie passed away while in hospice care at ...
Macie B. Brooks, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. Macie B. Brooks, age 79, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017.    Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home ...

Other

Patricia Ann Krantz, 87, Brookhaven
Patricia Ann Krantz, 87 of Brookhaven, GA passed away on Tuesday October 24, 2017. She was born on April 22, 1930 in Johnstown, PA the daughter of James and Gladys Johns who hav ...
Darlene Westberry Sisco, 54 of Jesup died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 under the care of Heartland Hospice.  The Wayne County native attended Faith Baptist Church and was a homem ...
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