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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jun 2nd, 2017

Banks

Donna Chadwick, 68, Gillsville
Donna Chadwick age 68 of Gillsville passed away Friday June 2, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.   Mrs. Chadwick was born in Thomaston, Georgia on May 22, 1949 ...

Barrow

Clarke Williams Adair, Jr. of Winder, GA passed away on June 2, 2017 after a brief illness. Mr. Adair was born on November 26, 1940 and was preceded in death by his mother, Doris D ...
Victor Frank Cisilski, 82, Statham
Victor Frank Cisilski, age 82, of Statham passed away Friday, June 2, 2017.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Forsyth

Floria Dean Day, 82, Cumming
Mrs. Floria Dean Day, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Winfred E. (Shorty) Day; and parents, Lewis and Berti ...

Hall

Michael David Collier, 57, Flowery Branch
Michael David Collier, age 57, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. He is survived by his friend, Robyn Placek, Oakwood, GA; son, Baxter Collier, Dawsonville, ...
William Henry "Bill" Peck, 76, Gainesville
William Henry "Bill" Peck, 76, a life-long Gainesville resident, died on June 2, 2017, after bravely battling a long illness.  A devoted family man and a loyal frien ...
Frances T. Irvin, 86, Gillsville
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday June 4, 2017 in Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Frances T. Irvin, age 86 of Gillsville. Rev. Tim House will officiate. Inte ...
Wanda Sargent McClure, 49, Flowery Branch
Wanda Sargent McClure, age 49, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brady and Ila Sargent. She is survived by her ...
Brannon Scott (Boo) Sheridan, 32, Gainesville
Brannon Scott (Boo) Sheridan, age 32 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, June 02, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 ...
Dorothy Mae Peck Wehunt, 74, Gainesville
Dorothy Mae Peck Wehunt, 74, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center. No services are planned at this time. Born on July 26, ...

Jackson

Kathryn Kilgore Golden, 81, Commerce
Mrs. Kathryn Kilgore Golden, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Friday, June 2, 2017 at Landmark Hospital.  Mrs. Golden was born in Atalla, AL to the late Jack Robert and Hazel Scar ...
Donald Lomax, 82, Jefferson
Donald Lomax, age 82, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four and a half years, Janie Evans Lomax, Jefferson, GA; children ...

Other

Wilber Woodard, 64, Decatur
Wilber Woodard, age 64, of Decatur, GA passed away Friday, June 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Yvonne Cash Woodard, Decatur, GA; children, Quentin Woodar ...
Frank Keason Blair, 79, Danielsville
Mr. Frank Keason Blair, age 79, of Danielsville, GA died Friday, June 2, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Blair was born in Tiger to the late Luther and Harriett C ...
Alphonse Theriault, 84, Alpharetta
Alphonse Theriault, 84 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Friday June 2, 2017.   Graveside services will be held at a later date.   Condolences may be expressed ...

Union

Betty Ann McDaniel, 82, Suches
Betty Ann McDaniel, age 82, of Suches, GA passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 following an extended illness. Betty Ann was the daughter of the late Hoyt Preston and Mozelle Wils ...
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