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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 2nd, 2017

Banks

Edna Louise Garrish, 78, Maysville
Mrs. Edna Louise Garrish, 78, of Maysville passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Gateway Nursing Home following an extended illness.         ...

Hall

  Henry Smith Jennings, Jr., M.D., died peacefully on March 2, 2017, at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia, after a brief illness. Dr. Jennings was preceded in ...
Donald E. Beard, 83, Flowery Branch
Donald E. Beard, age 83 of Flowery Branch, GA died Thursday, March 2, 2017 after an extended illness. A graveside service, including family and friends, will be held Sunday, March ...
James (Jim) Childress, 71, Gainesville
James (Jim) Childress, 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away March 2, 2017 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Friday night.  He was born in Atlanta, GA on Ju ...
Lottie W. Stepp, 97, Gainesville
  Mrs. Lottie W. Stepp, 97 of Gainesville died Thursday March 2, 2017 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Stepp was the daughter of the late M.J. ...
Irene V. Wood, 92, Gainesville
Irene V. Wood, 92, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday March 2, 2017.           Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Ro ...

Lumpkin

  Roy Clayton “R.C.” Grizzle, age 78, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Daddy, we sure hope there are trucks in he ...

White

Verlin Jay Clark, 79, Cleveland
Verlin Jay Clark was born on October 26, 1937 in Gary, Indiana. He passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia following an e ...
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