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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 16th, 2012

Gwinnett

John "Jack" Kubiak, 73, Buford
Mr. John "Jack" Kubiak, age 73 of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012. He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Nancy Graves Kubiak, Buford, GA; da ...

Habersham

Robert Alvin Owen, 99, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Alvin Owen, age 99, of Mt. Airy, will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM from the Clarkesville United Methodist Church. Rev. Jan D ...

Hall

Carolyn Reed Winters, 78, Oakwood
Carolyn Reed Winters, 78, of Oakwood passed away Sunday September 16, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an brief illness. Graveside services will be held Tuesday S ...
Fred Coleman O'Shields Jr.,, 86, Flowery Branch
Mr. Fred Coleman O'Shields Jr., age 86, of Flowery Branch, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Wedne ...
Mrs. Geraldine Carrie (Harris) Poole, age 85, of Lula, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012 at her residence.Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 pm Tuesday, Septembe ...
Johnny Oliver Bolding, 60, Fayetteville, NC (Formerly of Hall County)
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday September 19, 2012 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Johnny Oliver Bolding, 60, of Fayetteville,NC formerly of Hall County . Rev. Bil ...
Waverly "Wig" Parris, 87, Flowery Branch
Mr. Waverly "Wig" Parris, age 87, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-one years, Nancy Adams Parr ...

Jackson

Maxine Mae Awtry, 81, Commerce
Mrs. Maxine Mae Awtry, age 81 of Commerce died Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Wilbanks Country Living Personal Care Home. Mrs. Awtry was born in Green Castle, PA to the late, Glen ...
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.