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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Sep 1st, 2017

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Thomas Douglas “Doug” Mauldin, age 69, of Auburn, GA, died Friday, September 1, 2017. A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton ...

Dawson

Sheryl Massey, 61, Dawsonville
Sheryl Massey 61, of Dawsonville, Ga passed away on August 27, 2017. She is survived by her husband Jerry of Dawsonville, children Beth Massey of Dawsonville, Amanda Massey Chan ...

Forsyth

Dorothy Nell Prince Bethune, age 72, of Cumming, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017. Dorothy was a native of Tallahassee, FL and grew up in Moultrie, GA where she graduated in 1 ...
Robert Neil Iseli, 81, Cumming
Robert Neil Iseli, age 81, of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday August 31, 2017. He was a native of Elkin, WV and a retired Butcher with Giant Food. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. ...
Krystyna Stanislawa Kozlowski, 68 of Cumming GA passed away on Wednesday August 30, 2017. She was born in Krakow, Poland on October 29, 1948 the daughter of Edward and Rozalia K ...
Ruby Nichols, 87, Cumming
Ruby Nichols 87, of Cumming, Georgia passed away surrounded by her family on August 30, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband Melvin, Nichols of Cumming, Georgia. Child ...

Gwinnett

Bailey D. O’Shields, 21, Suwanee
Bailey D. O’Shields, age 21, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 of accidental drowning.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Harol ...
Elizabeth Hughey Wetherington-  Born Aug 31, 1915 - died Sept 1, 2017. Widow of former Gospel Music legend James "Big Chief" Wetherington. Born in Mentone, AL, ...
Marjorie Lindsey White, 91, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Marjorie Lindsey White, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Friday, September 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris E. White; brothers, David Lindsey ...

Habersham

Grace Elizabeth Dean McCallister, age 82 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at her residence. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on September 3, 1934 to the la ...

Hall

Ronald Keith Beverly, 48, Gainesville
The family of Keith Beverly will hold a private memorial service on  Saturday, September 9th in the Chapel at First United Methodist Church of Gainesville. Keith was preced ...
William H. Ellison, 60, Gainesville
William H. Ellison age 60 of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 27, 2017. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Elaine Ellison, son Benjamin Ellison, daughter Mary Reed, si ...
Sarah Louise Head, 72, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday September 5, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Sarah Louise Head age 72 of  Gainesville. The Rev. Maxey L ...
Elinor Brogdon LeFevre, 92, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Elinor Brogdon LeFevre, 92, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Mo ...
Tambra Ann Sibson, Flowery Branch
Ms. Tambra Ann Sibson of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. The family will receive friends 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Memorial ...

Jackson

Charles C. Clifton, 85, Nicholson
Charles C. Clifton, age 85, of Nicholson died Friday, September 1, 2017 at Kindred Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mr. Clifton was born in Decatur, AL to the late, Willi ...
Charles Raymond Martin, 89, Hoschton
Mr. Charles Raymond Martin, age 89, of Hoschton passed away Friday, September 1, 2017, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, ...
Karen J. Metcalf, 58, Hoschton
Karen J. Metcalf, age 58, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 2:30 pm Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. &n ...

Other

Gene Alden Pierce, Alpharetta
Gene Alden Pierce, 87, of Alpharetta passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 3, at 3:00 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel. I ...

Stephens

Sarah Jean McFarlin Kesler, age 78 of Mize Road in Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 at The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin, Ga.    A daughter of ...
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