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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 14th, 2017

Forsyth

John “J. L.” Martin, age 87, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017, at his residence. He was a loving, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brot ...

Gwinnett

Cathy Helton Green, 59, Suwanee
Cathy Helton Green, age 59, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017. She was a member of Lower Shady Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, ...
Nancy O'Neil, 78, Norcross
Nancy O’Neill, age 78, of Norcross, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  Mrs. O’Neill is survived by her son, John and Maria Faulkenberry, Suwanee, ...

Habersham

John Noel Wingo, 88, Mt. Airy
Mr. John Noel Wingo, 88, of Mt. Airy Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will ...

Hall

Thomas Richard Davis, Jr.,, 64, Gainesville
Thomas Richard Davis, Jr., "Tom," 64 years old, husband to Elena Z. Davis, passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Thursday morning, December 14, 20 ...
Betty Ruth Segers Sims, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Ruth Segers Sims, 72, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2 ...

Other

Patricia G. “Patsy” Rakestraw, age 80, of Atlanta, GA, died Thursday, December 14, 2017. A graveside service will be held Monday, December 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Hamilt ...

Stephens

Charles Tony Hallford, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Tony Hallford, age 60 of Lawhouse Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late William Charles Hall ...
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