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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 29th, 2017

Banks

Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Imogene Irvin Chambers, Homer, Ga. who passed away on Sat. July 29, 2017.  Services will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 2P ...
Brian “Flyin' Brian” Michael Fugel, of Maysville, GA, died unexpectedly, doing what he loved, on July 29th, 2017 in Jackson County Georgia at the age of 59. Bria ...

Dawson

Anna Ruth Dixon, 83, Dawsonville
Anna Ruth Dixon, age 83, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2017. She was a member of Setten Down Baptist Church. Anna Ruth is preceded in death by her children, Larr ...

Forsyth

Campbell Cameron, 87, Cumming
Campbell Cameron, age 87, was born April 16, 1930 in Mayfield, Kentucky to Mildred and Boyd Cameron and grew up in Princeton Kentucky. Campbell graduated from Castle Heights Milita ...

Gwinnett

Johnnie Buckland, 92, Dacula
Mr. Johnnie Buckland, age 92, of Dacula, GA passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of seventy-one years, Pauline Stanley Buckland (May 24, 201 ...
Richard D. “Rick” Fawbush, age 56, of Dacula, GA passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Douglas Fawbush, Jr.; parents, ...

Habersham

Anita Simmons Drawdy, 60, Clarkesville
Mrs. Anita Simmons Drawdy age 60 of 126 Carmon Circle, Clarkesville passed away Saturday July 29, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View. A daughter of the late Floy and Eula Murphy Si ...

Hall

Versie Baker, 94, Gainesville
Versie (Vickie) Baker, 94, of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on May 17, 1923 she was the daughter of the late W ...
Kenneth Byers, 70, Daytona Beach, FL, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. Kenneth Byers, age 70 of Daytona Beach, Florida, formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 after a brief illness. Born March 8, 1947 and prece ...
Ricky Lee Herrington, 63, Gainesville
Ricky Lee Herrington, age 63, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017. He is survived by his brother, Stevie Herrington, Gainesville, GA; aunts, Patsy Miller, Gai ...
Patrick Mordecai Anthony Livingston, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at his residence.           &nb ...
Kathleen Reed, 85, Oakwood
Kathleen Reed, age 85, of Oakwood, GA passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Born in Oakwood, GA, Kathleen was a lifetime resident of Hall County.  She was of the Baptist ...
Amber Kay Wiley, 35, Gainesville
Amber Kay Wiley, age 35 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Born in Hall County, Georgia on Jul ...

Jackson

Emma Ruth Moore, 86, Jefferson
Mrs. Emma Ruth Moore, age 86, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at The Oaks.  Mrs. Moore was born in Commerce to the late John Calvin and Angie Lee Leachman Moore. ...
Shawn Barnette Thornton, 45, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Shawn Barnette Thornton, 45, of Jefferson passed away unexpectedly on July 29 in Emory Hospital.  He was he owner of SBT Landscaping. ...
Betty Martin Worley, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Martin Worley, age 82, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, July 29, 2017.  Mrs. Worley was born in Jeffe ...

Other

Betty Halsey Stoots, 72, Marietta
Betty Halsey Stoots, 72, of Marietta, GA  passed away on July 29, 2017. She was born on August 14, 1944 in Marion, VA the daughter of Norman and Christine Haywood Halsey wh ...

White

William Cleve Abernathy, 36, Cleveland
William Cleve Abernathy age 36, of Cleveland passed away Saturday July 29, 2017.  Cleve was born in Hall County and lived all his life in White County.  He was precede ...
George Franklin Taylor, 79, Cleveland
George Franklin Taylor, age 79, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017.  Mr. Taylor was born in Athens, Georgia the son of the late Dr. Henry Evan Taylor and Add ...
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