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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 12th, 2017

Banks

Rhonda Kay Allen, 51, Commerce
Rhonda Kay Allen, age 51 of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.   Born in Commerce, GA on May 16, 1966, she was the daughter of Bobby and Juainta Robertson Ginn ...
Geraldine Bond Pruitt, age 75 of Homer, GA passed away Monday, September 11, 2017.   Born in Lula, GA on March 07, 1942, Mrs. Pruitt was the daughter of the late Asbury ...

Forsyth

Howard Ashley Batchelor, age 47, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  Howard was born in High Wycombe, England and moved with his family to Roswell, Georgia w ...

Gwinnett

Lillian Pass Buice, 94, Sugar Hill
Lillian Pass Buice, age 94, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Pass; and sons, Bobby Pass and Randal Pas ...
Morris J. Sargent, 76, Conyers formerly of Sugar Hill
Morris J. Sargent, age 76, of Conyers, GA formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Mr. Sargent is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Cathy Stub ...
Lisa Annette Carson, 52, Sugar Hill
Lisa Annette Carson, age 52, of Sugar Hill, GA, died Saturday, September 9, 2017 after an extended illness. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM ...

Habersham

Gladys Sheppard Pickens, 91, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Gladys Sheppard Pickens, age 91 of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:30 AM from the Clarkesville United ...

Hall

Powell Lee Butler, 78, Gainesville
Powell Lee Butler, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Mr. Butler was born on July 23, 1939 in Gaine ...
Clarence "Ray" Keeling, 86, Gainesville
Mr.Clarence "Ray" Keeling, age 86, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his residence.   Born August 6, 1931 in Stephens County Georgia, he ...
William Gilbert, 73, Gainesville
William Gilbert, 73, Gainesville died Tuesday September 12, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Cremato ...
Ophelia L. Hughes, 78, Oakwood
Ophelia L. Hughes, 78 of Oakwood died Tuesday September 12, 2017 at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday September 14, 2017 in the chapel of Littl ...
Cumby Noah Stinson Chandler, 21, Gainesville
Noah Stinson Chandler Cumby, age 21 of Gainesville, passed away on September 12, 2017. Services will be announced at a later date. Online condolences can be made at www.memorial ...

Jackson

Nilsa Acevedo-Soto, 55, Commerce
Nilsa Acevedo-Soto age 55 of Commerce passed away Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.   Nilsa was born April 10, 1962 in Puerto Rico to Sixto Ac ...

Lumpkin

Ronald Hoffman, 76, Dahlonega
Mr. Ronald Hoffman, age 76, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017.    Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home ...

Stephens

Nadean Bray Foster, 70, Martin
Mrs. Nadean Bray Foster, age 70 of Red Hollow Road, Martin passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Fred L. and Margaret Gibson ...

White

Alice Evelyn Cain Turner, 88, Cleveland
Mrs. Alice Evelyn Cain Turner, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Ashton Senior Living in Gainesville, GA. Mrs. Turner was born in Dahlonega the dau ...
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