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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 29th, 2019

Forsyth

Donna Blalock, 50, Cumming
Ms. Donna Blalock 50, of Cumming, GA passed away on July 29, 2019. She is survived by her father; Walter Blalock of Dawsonville, GA; and her mother; Brenda Phillips of Cumming, ...
Thomas (Tom) Francis Hill, Sr. of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on July 29, 2019 surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Anita; four children: Dwayne Hill (Lis ...
Shirley Perry, 89, Cumming
Shirley Perry 89, of Cumming, GA passed away on July 29, 2019. Services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements ...

Habersham

John Eugene Callahan, Jr., 73, Clarkesville
John Eugene Callahan, Jr., age 73 of Habersham County, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on March 16, 1946, he was a son of the late ...

Hall

Dorothy Louise Brand, 89, Gainesville
Dorothy Louise Brand, 89, of Gainesville passed away Monday, July 29, 2019. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Crestlawn Memorial Park in ...
Efren “Buddy” Azael Pedraza, age 38, of Gainesville, GA passed to the gates of heaven the evening of July 29, 2019. He was born February 28, 1981 in Monterrey, Mexic ...
Lloyd H. Preston, Gainesville
  Lloyd H. Preston, of Gainesville, GA died peacefully at home on July 29, 2019. Lloyd was born January 7, 1936 in Salyersville, KY and moved as a small child to southern M ...
Jeane Louise Platt McDonald, 92, Gainesville
Jeane Louise Platt McDonald of Gainesville, Georgia passed away July 29, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center at the age of 92 years. Jeane was born on August 21, 1926 in Al ...

Jackson

William Scott Brown, 71, Braselton
William Scott Brown, age 71, of Braselton, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019. No services are planned at this time and a complete obituary will follow at a later date.  ...

Stephens

Kathleen Watson Adams, 77, Toccoa
Mrs. Kathleen Watson Adams, age 77 of Quarry Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late Clarence Tut Watson and Ruth Poole Watson, s ...
Mrs. Ruby Doris Peyton Andrews, age 91 of Ward Circle, Toccoa passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late Enos and Lula Payne Peyton, she was born ...
Mrs. Ollie Mae Simpson Holcomb, age 73 of Collins Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late John and Ola Mae Brown Simpson, she was ...
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