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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 4th, 2012

Forsyth

Ilse Martha (Baerwald) Spivey, age 87, of Loganville, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Spivey; father, Gustav Baerwald; mo ...
Walter J. Hand, 63, Cumming
Mr. Walter J. Hand, age 63, of Cumming, GA died Saturday, August 4, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Hand was born in Jackson County to Terry W. and Laura Boswell Livingston of Maysvill ...

Gwinnett

Gary Dale Sturgeon, 49, Buford
Gary Dale Sturgeon, age 49, of Buford, passed away Saturday, August 4th, 2012. Mr. Sturgeon is preceded in death by his parents, Irvin and Marian Sturgeon; brothers, Tommy, Michae ...

Hall

Bonnie M. Stowe, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Bonnie M. Stowe, 90 of Gainesville died Saturday August 4, 2012.Born in Nicholson, Georgia, Mrs. Stowe was the daughter of the late Elijah Arthur and Rebecca Angeline Williams ...

Other

Michael E. Cowart, 76, Ball Ground
Michael E. Cowart, age 76, of Ball Ground, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012. Michael was a member and Past Master of Ducktown Lodge #572 F&AM and Georgia Mountain Daylig ...

White

Richard Malone McKinley, 82, Cleveland
Richard Malone McKinley of Cleveland entered into eternal life with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on August 4, 2012, following an extended illness. He was 82. Mr. McKinley was ...
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.