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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 27th, 2012

Gwinnett

Joseph Albert Romero entered into rest with his Heavenly Father on August 27, 2012. Joseph was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather known for his quick wit and gentle spirit ...
Martha Larson Kennedy, 72, Suwanee
Martha Larson Kennedy, 72, of Suwanee, GA died at her home on August 27, 2012.Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic ...
Wade Cowart, 70, Sugar Hill
Mr. Wade Cowart, age 70, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Monday, August 27, 2012. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, June Cowart, Sugar Hill, GA; daughters and sons-in- ...

Habersham

Della Whitworth Taylor, 96, Demorest
Della Whitworth Taylor, age 96 of Demorest, passed away August 27, 2012, at her residence. Born in Rabun County on August 22, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Earl ...
George W. Sliger, 88, Demorest
George W. Sliger, age 88 of Demorest, passed away Monday, August 27, 2012.Born in Boonsville, Arkansas on December 31, 1923, he was the son of the late George and Cora Sliger. He w ...

Hall

Christopher "Spanky" Brandon Gooch, age 33 of Lula, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
Lydia Jane Hoffman, 50, Gainesville
Lydia Jane Hoffman, age 50 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedu ...
Paulene Faye Martin, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Paulene Faye Martin. 82, of Gainesville passed away at her home on Monday, August 27, 2012 following a period of declining health. A resident of Hall County, she was the daugh ...
Shirley Ruth Parker, 82, Flowery Branch
Shirley Ruth Parker, age 82 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. The ...
Terry Gibson, 54, Flowery Branch
Mr. Terry Gibson, age 54, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, August 27, 2012 at the Shepherd Spinal Center.Memorial Services will be 12:00 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2012 at North ...

Jackson

Barry T. Edington, 70, Commerce
The last alarm sounded for Deputy Chief Barry T. Edington, Dekalb Fire Services (Ret) on August 27, 2012.Born on July 8, 1942 in Miami, Florida, he was the son of the late Theodore ...
Janice N. Weaver, 73, Braselton
Mrs. Janice N. Weaver, age 73, of Braselton passed away Monday, August 27, 2012 at her residence, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August ...
Jeffrey Lee White, 46, Commerce
Mr. Jeffrey Lee White, age 45, of Commerce, GA died Monday, August 27, 2012 at his residence. Mr. White was born in Jackson County to Leon White of Homer and the late Linda Wild ...
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