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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 28th, 2012

Dawson

Incy Elizabeth "Betty" Gibson, 93, of Dawsonville, GA died at Embracing Hospice House on October 28, 2012. Born in Newnan, GA she was the daughter of the late William an ...

Gwinnett

Bobby Ray Davis, 64, Sugar Hill
Bobby Ray Davis, age 64 of Sugar Hill, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012, and became a member of God's eternal family. He is survived by his son, Bobby Davis, Jr. and his w ...
Theodore J. Mullaney, Sr., 73, Lawrenceville
Mr. Theodore J. Mullaney, Sr., age 73, of Lawrenceville passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 2, 2 ...

Habersham

Helen Gragg Barrs, 80, Clarkesville
Helen Gragg Barrs, age 80, of Clarkesville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 28, 2012, at the residence. Mrs. Barrs was born in Habersham County, Georgia on October ...
Syble D. Burns, 71, Alto
Syble D. Burns, age 71 of Alto, passed away October 28, 2012, at her residence.Born in Hall County, GA on September 11, 1941, she was a daughter of the late William and Izora Garne ...

Jackson

Emily Kaye Underwood, 64, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Emily "Kay" Wood Underwood, 64, of Jefferson, Ga., who passed away Sunday October 28, 2012. Mrs. Underwood was born in Jeff ...
Leila B. Hammond, 68, Commerce
Leila B. Hammond, 68, of Commerce passed away Sunday October 28, 2012 at Northridge Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born March 1, 1944 in Dawson County to the ...

White

George Hood, 90, Cleveland
George Hood, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Hood was born July 4, 1922 in Blairsville, GA to the late James J. and Ollie Saxon Hood ...
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.