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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 24th, 2018

Forsyth

Timothy Wayne Staggs, 55, Cumming
Timothy Wayne Staggs, 55, of Cumming, GA passed away on March 24, 2018. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 12pm to 1pm at the McDonald and Son Funera ...

Gwinnett

Robert Tinsley Catron Jr., age 83, passed away in his sleep at his home in Buford, GA March 24, 2018. Bobby was born in Atlanta,  Ga. in 1934. He was the son of the late Ro ...
Sperjohn Hudson, 72, Suwanee
Sperjohn Hudson, age 72 of Suwanee, GA, died suddenly Saturday, March 24, 2018. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the First Pentecostal Church o ...
Shirley Prince Wiley, 71, Buford
Shirley Prince Wiley, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, William “Randy” Wiley ...
Jor Ryder, 85, Buford
Joe Ryder, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of thirty-six years, Barbara Banks Ryder; son, Michael Ryder; daug ...
Patricia Sacks, 79, Norcross
  Patricia Sacks, age 79, of Norcross, GA passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Amaline Riley; and son, Michael Sack ...

Habersham

Thomas Gerald Goodwin, 82, Clarkesville
Thomas Gerald Goodwin, age 82 of Clarkesville, Georgia and formerly of Niceville, Florida, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Born in Niceville, Florida on February 03, 19 ...

Hall

Frank Ayers, 82, Lula
Mr. Frank Ayers, 82, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, ...
Mary Nell Carder, 86, Gainesville
Mary Nell Carder 86 of Murrayville Georgia passed away Saturday March 24 2018. A graveside service will be held at 11 am Tuesday March 27 at the Murrayville Congregational Holiness ...
Delmar "Leon" Maloch, 72, Gainesville
Delmar "Leon" Maloch, age 72, of Gainesville went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 24, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Tuesda ...

Lumpkin

Walter Gary Ravan, 72, Dahlonega
Walter Gary Ravan, age 72, of Dahlonega passed away on March 24, 2018 following an extended illness.  Gary was a long time resident of Lumpkin County. Gary is preceded in d ...

Other

Lester Meeks, 81, Smyrna
Lester Meeks, ago 81 of Smyrna, passed away on March 24, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on March 28, 2018 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. Rev. Ralph Smith ...

Stephens

Fred Jackson Murray, 99, Toccoa
Mr. Fred Jackson Murray age 99 of Persimmon Street, Toccoa passed away Saturday March 24, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Luther Jackson Murray and Lela Whitfield ...
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