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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 1st, 2012

Habersham

Mr. Joseph Bertie "Joey" Smith, 56 of Demorest passed away on Sunday, July 1 at the Habersham Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born in Stephens ...

Hall

Ross J. Pendley, 97, Buford
Ross J. Pendley of Buford, GA passed away on June 30, 2012. Mr. Pendley was born on November 25, 1914 in Forsyth County, GA and was 97 years old. Mr. Pendley was a watch repairman ...
Vaughn "Little John" Little, 92, Flowery Branch
Vaughn "Little John" Little, age 92 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral servi ...

Stephens

James Palmer Boyd, 73, Toccoa
Mr. James Palmer Boyd, age 73, of Toccoa, passed away, Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his home. Born April 30, 1939 in Lyons, GA, he was a son of the late James Harrison and Bertha Lou Wo ...

White

Guy Edward Gerrin, 80, Cleveland
Guy Edward Gerrin, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Gerrin was born August 9, 1931 in Habersham County to the late Les ...
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.