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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 7th, 2017

Forsyth

Joseph Anthony Tomasino, age 81, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017. He was a retired Educator from the State of New York. No services are scheduled at this time. ...

Habersham

Nora Mae Barrett, 91, Clarkesville
Nora Mae Burch Barrett, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 following an extended illness. Mrs. Barrett was born on August 8, 1920 in Hiawassee, Ge ...
Carol Ann Brown, 54, Clarkesville
Carol Ann Brown, age 54 of Clarkesville, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Born in Commerce, Georgia on May 9, 1963, but raised in New Holland, she was the daughter of t ...
James “Fly Rod” Goselin, 46, Clarkesville
   Mr. James “Fly Rod” Goselin age 46 of Commerce, Ga passed away on Saturday October 07, 2017 in Clarkesville, Georgia.      &nbs ...
Audrey Holbrook Hulsey, 87, Mt. Airy
Audrey Holbrook Hulsey, age 87 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017. Born on January 15, 1930 in Turnerville, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and ...
Bobby Joe Smelcer, 83, Cornelia
Bobby Joe Smelcer, age 83, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday October 7, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Smelcer was born on November 17, 1933 in Habersham Co ...
Joe Smelcer, 83, Cornelia
Joe Smelcer, age 83, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday October 7, 2017.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Whitfield Funeral Home & Cr ...

Hall

Judith Free “Judy” Ferguson, 76, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Judith Free “Judy” Ferguson, age 76, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She is survived by her husband of fifty-six years, Dr. Jim ...
The Huu Vo, 76, Gainesville
Mr. The Huu Vo, 76, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. The family will receive friends at ...

Other

Nancy Blissitt West, 78, Loganville
Nancy Blissitt West, age 78, of Loganville passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017.  A memorial service will be held 7:00 pm Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Ho ...

White

Hans-Joachim Schacht, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on October 7, 2017 after having survived four battles with cancer. He was born in Germany on February 14, ...
Josephine Sutton, 83, Cleveland
Josephine Sutton, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at her residence. Josephine was born April 15, 1934 in Cleveland to the late Fletcher and Dorothy Ab ...
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