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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 4th, 2017

Forsyth

Barbara Ann Milum Wiggins, age 78, of Cumming, GA passed away on March 4, 2017 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home after a long battle with dementia.  She was born in Columbia, TN ...
Coley Lamar Avery, 32, Cumming
Coley Lamar Avery, 32 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017. He was born on June 22, 1984 in Atlanta, GA, the son of Ricky and Patricia Avery who both survive him ...

Hall

John L. Dyer, 80, Gainesville
Mr. John L. Dyer, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in ...
W. Ralph Long, 82, Murrayville
Mr. W. Ralph Long, age 82, of Murrayville, GA passed away suddenly at his residence on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Born February 27, 1935 in Kennesaw, Georgia to parents Joe Roy an ...
Carolyn Parks, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Carolyn Parks, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.           ...
Bobby Lee Stewart, 72, Gainesville
Bobby Lee (Bob) Stewart, 72, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017 following a sudden illness.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March ...
Betty Phillips Woodliff, 93, Gainesville
  Mrs. Betty Phillips Woodliff, 93, of Gainesville, died Saturday March 4, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born May 18, 1923 to the late Eva Mae Moore Phil ...

Other

Margie Lee Beavers, 74, Ellijay
Margie Lee Beavers, age 74, of Ellijay, GA passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017.   She was a loving mama and nana who took anyone in to her home and took care of them. ...

Stephens

Lois Heaton Martin, 90, Toccoa
Mrs. Lois Heaton Martin, age 90 of 365 County Line Road, Toccoa passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin. A daughter of the late John Lee and Sa ...
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