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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 4th, 2011

Forsyth

Frances Lillian Sklenka, 105, Cumming
As a young girl, Frances Lillian Sklenka arrived in America with her mother- the year was 1907. They had no way of finding her father that had arrived before them. As they wander ...

Habersham

Bernice Sutton Warren, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Mrs. Warren was born on December 9, 1924, in White County, Georgia to the late John L. ...
Mildred Willis Bow, 91, Cornelia
Mildred Willis Bow, age 91, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 3, 2011.Mrs. Bow was born on February 1, 1919, in Westminister, South Carolina to the late Clarence ...

Hall

Minnie Louise Cox, 91, Gainesville
Minnie Louise Cox, age 91, of Gainesville, Ga. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Roy Wilburn Tanner, 69, Oakwood
Roy Wilburn Tanner, age 69 of Oakwood, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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