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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 2nd, 2017

Habersham

Charles Efford “Buddy” Underwood, age 78 of Alto, Georgia passed away on Sunday, April 02, 2017. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on July 09, 1938, he was a son of ...

Hall

Ha To Long, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Ha To Long, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Halcyon Hospice House following an extended illness. The family will receive friends on Saturday, ...
Demorest Parks Bell, 76, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Demorest Parks Bell, age 76 of Gainesville, Georgia (Belmont Community) who entered into rest Sunday, April 2, 2017.  Mr. Bell wa ...

Other

Leon T. Burawski, 87, Alpharetta
Leon T. Burawski, 87 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Sunday April 2, 2017. Services will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonal ...

Stephens

Robbie Ann Childs Capes, 71, Eastanollee
Mrs. Robbie Ann Childs Capes, age 71, of Freeman Creek Circle, Eastanollee, Ga., passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Robert E ...

White

Earl E. Gilreath, 83, Cleveland
Earl E. Gilreath age 83, of Cleveland passed away Sunday April 2, 2017.    Mr. Gilreath was born in White County the son of the late Lewis and Cathrene Thomas Gil ...
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