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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 21st, 2017

Dawson

Brenda Sue Anderson, 64, Dawsonville
Funeral services will be held Thursday March 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Brenda Sue Anderson, age 64, of Dawsonville. Speakers will be Mick ...

Forsyth

Mary Reep Moretz, 55, Cumming
Mary Reep Moretz, age 55, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She will always be remembered as a loving daughter, wife, mother and friend. She is preceded in de ...

Habersham

Dr. Oland Garrison, 92, Cornelia
Dr. Oland Garrison of Cornelia passed away March 21 in Atlanta with Mary, his devoted wife of 67 years, at his side. He lived most of his life in Habersham County, where he cared f ...
Gladys Wilson Jackson, 93, Concord
Gladys Wilson Jackson, age 93, of Concord, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.   Mrs. Jackson was born on August 24, 1923, in Franklin County, Georgia, to ...

Hall

Theodore N. (Ted) Oglesby, Jr. a longtime Gainesville resident and renowned journalist, passed away March 21, 2017 from complications due to ongoing heart failure.  He was 8 ...
Curtis Noah Pirkle, 47, Flowery Branch
Curtis Noah Pirkle, age 47, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a member of Living Hope Christian Fellowship ...
Harry Winston Williams, Gainesville
A celebration of life is scheduled from 5-8 pm Friday March 24, 2017 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel for Harry Winston Williams. Pastor Trent Dollyhigh will be speaking at ...

Jackson

Debbie Ann Hill, 53, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Debbie Ann Hill, age 53 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Miss Hill was born in Indiana, Pen ...
Mary Eloise Ward, 92, Commerce
  Mrs. Mary Eloise Ward, age 92, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Ward was born in Homer to the late Melvin and Ruth Wo ...
Jason Lee Combs, 29, Hoschton
It is with devastation and great sorrow that we announce the death of Mr. Jason Lee Combs, age 29, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Jason was bor ...
Sybil Looney, 75, Nicholson
Mrs. Sybil Looney, age 75, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Looney was born in Commerce to the late Esco and Reba Penderg ...

Other

Patricia Lister Townsend, 71, Vestavia, AL
Mrs. Patricia Lister Townsend, 71, of Vestavia, AL passed away on Tuesday March 21, 2017 following an extended illness.           F ...

Stephens

Stephen Foster, 53, Toccoa
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. William Stephen ‘Steve” Foster, age 53 of Toccoa formerly of Habersham County. Steve was born in Habers ...
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