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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 2nd, 2010

Dawson

John E. Sears, 60, Dawsonville
Mr. John E. Sears, age 60, of Dawsonville, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010. John was born in Chesapeake, VA and moved to Georgia from Aurora, IL in 1985. He retired from AT&T ...

Forsyth

Stephen W. McGonigle, 47, Cumming
Stephen W. "Steve" McGonigle, age 47 of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010. Steve is survived by his wife, Allison McGonigle of Cumming; daughter, Ryann Olivia ...

Hall

Lorenzo Marquece Smith, 26, Gainesville
Lorenzo Marquece Smith, 26, of Gainesville died Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Gainesville. He was born in Hall County, on July 10, 1983. He was the son of Sandra â

Lumpkin

Teresa Ann Posten, 50, Dahlonega
Mrs. Teresa Ann Posten, age 50, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday May 2, 2010.Mrs. Posten was born May 25, 1959 in Hall County, GA. She had lived for many years in Lumpkin County and wa ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Gilbretta Skelton McGhee, age 77 ,of Braselton, formerly of Cleveland. Mrs. McGhee passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 f ...
Gary Charles Oliver, 54, Sautee
Mr. Gary Charles Oliver, age 54 of Sautee, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Oliver was born May 23, 1955 in Chamblee to Wiley and Lo ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.