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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 8th, 2017

Dawson

James Burt, 84, Dawsonville
James Burt, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 7, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born June 30, 1933 to the late Luther and Luna Burt, he w ...

Gwinnett

Wayne Lynn Stephens, 72, Hoschton
Wayne Lynn Stephens, age 72, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lynn and Anna Mae Stephens. He is survived by hi ...
Percy C. Cannon, Jr., 86, Sugar Hill
Percy C. Cannon, Jr., age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy Cannon, Sr. and Effie Cannon; infants, Geor ...
Marie Turpin Chambers, 51, Buford
Mrs. Marie Turpin Chambers, age 51, of Buford, GA died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Chambers was born in Commerce to Leila Neese Daniel (Wayne) of Buford and ...
Betty Joyce Walker Cox, 80, Hoschton
Betty Joyce Walker Cox, 80, of Hoschton, GA went to be with her Savior on July 8th, 2017.  Mrs. Cox was born in Greenville, SC on April 21, 1937 to James Blain and Velma Ga ...
Sarah White Johnson, 97, Suwanee
Sarah White Johnson, age 97, of Suwanee, GA passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lamar Johnson; son, Johnny L. Johnson; and great gra ...
Truman B Thompson, 93, Buford
Truman B. Thompson, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-nine years, Mae Buice Thompson; parents, Emory and ...

Habersham

Richard C. Tucker, 81, Clarkesville
Richard C. Tucker, age 81, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017.   No formal services will be held.   Those wishing to express online condo ...

Hall

Jose Barraza, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Jose Barraza, 82, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 in ...
Maddux Kai Smith, inf, Gainesville
On July 8th, 2017 at 2:51 pm Maddux Kai Smith came into our lives at 20 weeks 5 days old. Preterm labor began due to cervical incompetence and the water sac pushing through. He was ...

Jackson

Mrs. Francine Mary Harper Holland, age 74, of Maysville died Friday, July 7, 2017 at Gentiva Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mrs. Holland was born in Commerce to the lat ...

Lumpkin

Ruby Gibson Truelove, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ruby Gibson Truelove, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Ruby was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, GA. She retired from the M ...

Other

Michael Glade Smith, 60, Milton
Michael Glade Smith 60, of Milton, Ga passed away on July 8, 2017. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangemen ...

Stephens

Mazie Harrison, 77, Toccoa
Mrs. Mazie Maxene McFarlin Harrison, age 77 of Skyline Drive in Toccoa passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at her home.  A daughter of the late Alfred and Katie Garner McFar ...

White

Skylar Kit Krautter, infant, passed from this life on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in loving parents’ embrace. Born on July 7, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center toBrandon ...
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