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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 31st, 2017

Forsyth

Janet Wood Burand, 62, Cumming
Janet Wood Burand, 62 of Cumming, GA passed away on Monday July 31, 2017. She was born on July 5, 1955 in Atlanta, GA, the daughter of William Everett and Martrelle Merritt Wood ...

Gwinnett

Halil Handac, 83, Buford
Halil Handac, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Nadezda Handac, Buford, GA; children, Zac and Senada Handac, Bu ...

Hall

Clifton Serite Savage, 77, Gainesville
  Mr. Clifton Serite Savage, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the residence of his step-son following an extended illness. Funeral services ar ...
Timothy Paul Armour, 54, Gainesville
Monday, July 31st, 2017, Timothy Paul Armour passed into Heaven's gates into the loving arms of His Savior and his beloved father, William Paul Armour. His grandparents were wa ...
Timothy Paul "Tim" Armour, 54, Hampton formerly of Gainesville
Timothy Paul "Tim"  Armour, 54 of Hampton formerly of Gainesville died Monday July 31, 2017 at the Spalding Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be ...
Jeff Boggus, 47, Gainesville
Jeff Boggus, age 47, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Clara Welch, and Ernest and Lula Bell Bogg ...
Charlotte Carol Jones, 44, Clermont
 Charlotte Carol Jones, age 44 of Clermont, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.          &nb ...
Onnie L. Kanaday Joy, 91, Gainesville
Onnie L. Kanaday Joy age 91 of Gainesville; passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on ...
Geraldine W. Landers, 99, Gainesville
Mrs. Geraldine W. Landers, age 99 of Gainesville, passed away on July 31, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 3. 2017 at Memorial Park North Riversid ...
Sgt. Eli Saul Melendez Novas, 27, of Gillsville passed away July 31, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church. ...
James Ray Stiles, 63, Clermont
James Ray Stiles age 63, of Clermont passed away Monday July 31, 2017.  Mr. Stiles was born in Andrews North Carolina the son of the late Grady and Mary McClellan Stiles. & ...

Jackson

Roger Dale Clark, 62, Commerce
Mr. Roger Dale Clark, age 62, of Commerce, GA died Monday, July 31, 2017.  Mr. Clark was born in Commerce to Ada Strickland Clark of Commerce and the late Corzy Clark.  H ...
Judy Tiner Burton, 73, Jefferson
Judy Tiner Burton, age 73 of Jefferson, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August ...

Lumpkin

Johnny William Kirk, 56, Dahlonega
Mr. Johnny William Kirk, age 56, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at Northeast GA Medical Center. Johnny was born on March 9, 1961 in Marietta, GA to the late Aug ...
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