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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 5th, 2011

Banks

Mr. Luther Edward "Pop" Powell age 76, of Maysville, GA was a man of character, strength, integrity, love, and humility. After a long battle with sickness and infirmity, ...

Forsyth

Grace Ann Kicklighter, 68, Cumming
Grace Ann Kicklighter, 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, August 5, 2011 peacefully at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was a member of Harmony Baptist C ...
Roy Prather, 76, Cumming
Mr. Roy "Spoon" Prather, age 76, of Cumming, passed away Friday, August 5, 2011. He retired from the A&P Tea Company after 34 years of service as a forklift operator. ...

Hall

Elmer Stewart, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Elmer "Papa" Stewart, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, August 5, 2011 at his son's residence following a brief illness. Funeral services ar ...

White

Bonnie Summerour, 67, Cleveland
Mrs. Bonnie Summerour age 67 of Cleveland passed away Friday August 5, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Summerour was born January 5, 1944 in Gainesville GA to th ...
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