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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 20th, 2012

Forsyth

Ralph Everett Thompson, 89, Cumming
Ralph Everett Thompson, 89, of Cumming, died Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorcas McCleskey Thompson. Funeral s ...
Terry Douglas Wooten, 62, Cumming
Terry Douglas Wooten, age 62 of Cumming, GA, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 20, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Dorothy (Shadrick) Wooten; a ...

Gwinnett

Charlotte Hall Shepherd, 88, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Charlotte Hall Shepherd, age 88, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard H. Shepherd, Jr. She is survive ...

Habersham

Dennis Claude Thompson, 65, Commerce
Dennis Claude Thompson, age 65, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, October 20, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born in Jackson County to Nancy Inez Perry Thompson o ...

Hall

Rose Marie Crow Hulsey, 49, Gainesville
Rose Marie Crow Hulsey, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...
Mr. Rudolph "Rudy" Riddlehoover, age 61, of Braselton, GA and formerly of Duluth, GA passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012. He is survived by his wife of forty-three ...

Other

Jeffery Alan Smoot, 57, Atlanta
Jeffery Alan Smoot, age 57, of Atlanta passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012. He is survived by his sister Cindy Smoot George and her husband Eddie of Hoschton. Jeff was formerl ...

White

Taylen Leigh Foster, Inf, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Taylen Leigh Foster, infant of Cleveland. Taylen passed away Saturday October 20, 2012. A graveside service is scheduled ...
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.