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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 24th, 2012

Banks

Maurice "Mike" Allen Wheeler Jr. born April 11, 2012 1978 was unexpectedly lifted into the arms of our Lord on Oct. 24, 2012 at the young age of 34. Originally from Ft. ...

Forsyth

James Michael "Mickey" Sheffield, 55, of Cumming passed away quietly in the morning of October 24, 2012. Born February 17, 1957 in Gainesville, Georgia, he had lived in ...

Gwinnett

Michael "Pop-Pop" Tedesco, 90, a devoted husband, an honorable father and an inspirational grandfather, lost his battle with cancer on Wed. Oct. 24, 2012. He was born in ...

Habersham

Winnie Jones Cheek, 90, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Winnie Jones Cheek, age 90, of Clarkesville, will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tommy S ...

Hall

Stephen Glen Roberts,, 70, Gainesville
Stephen Glen Roberts, age 70, of Gainesville, went to meet his Lord & Savior on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Veterans Administration Hospital following a sudden illness.Memor ...
Wayne Phillip Burrell, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Phillip Burrell, age 70, of Gainesville, GA, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.Wayne was a Hayesville, NC native who had lived i ...

Jackson

James Chastain, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James William Chastain, 71, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Wednesday October 24, 2012. ...

White

Deborah Estelle Hayden, 50, Cleveland
Mrs. Deborah Estelle Hayden, age 50, of Cleveland passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
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