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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 20th, 2018

Dawson

George William Brookshire, 86, Dawsonville
Lieutenant Colonel (US Army Retired) George William Brookshire, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday March 20, 2018 at his residence. Bill was born July 28, 1931 in Hoschton, ...

Gwinnett

Lula E. Smith, 90, Buford
Mrs. Lula E. Smith, age 90, of Buford passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Pruitt Healthcare in Buford. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Memor ...

Habersham

Holly Goguen, 44, Clarkesville
Holly Goguen, age 44, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, Ma ...

Hall

Eugene “Gene” Jackson Clark, age 93, of Gillsville, GA passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Gene was born February 11, 1925 in Habersham County to the late John Norr ...
Dorothy 'Dotsy' B. Coffey, 66, Flowery Branch
Dorothy “Dotsy” B. Coffey, 66, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Grady Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Mar ...
Martha Ann Gilmer, 79, Gainesville
Martha Ann Gilmer, 79 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday March 20, 2018. Born in Hall County, Ms. Gilmer was the daughter of the late Alvin and Ora White Howell.  She serve ...
Betty Ann Upchurch, 88, Gainesville
Betty Ann Upchurch, age 88, of Gainesville, GA passed away March 20, 2018. The family will have visitation Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 from 11:00 until 11:30 am at McDonald and S ...
Willie Twelve Echols, Jr., 79, Gainesville
Willie Twelve Echols, Jr., age 79, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. ] He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Echols; parents, Willie and Mildr ...

Jackson

Bill F. Williamson, 83, Commerce
Mr. Bill F. Williamson, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Williamson was born in Jefferson to the late Gladys Gloson Mauldin.  H ...

Stephens

Roy Lee Simpson, Sr, 87, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Lee Simpson, Sr., age 87 of Nub Garland Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late John and Ola Mae Brown Simps ...
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