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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 12th, 2013

Forsyth

Betty Bass, 86, Cumming
Betty Bass, age 86, of Cumming, formerly of Blackshear, GA, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013. Betty was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and was saved in 1963. She taug ...

Gwinnett

Garrett Joseph Byrnes, 63, Buford
Garrett Joseph Byrnes, age 63, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 after a long battle with Neuroendocrine Carcinoid Cancer. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 1 ...

Habersham

Gennieve Anderson Sanders, age 89, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Mrs. Sanders was born on September 8, 1924, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late ...
Geraldine Harper Spear, 84, Commerce
Mrs. Geraldine Harper Spear, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mrs. Spear was born in Monroe, GA to the late Gene and Clyde S ...
Ralph T. Crouch, Jr., 85, Turnerville
Ralph T. Crouch Jr., age 85, of Turnerville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Mr. Crouch was born on April 19, 1928, in Meriwether County; son of the late Ralph T ...

Hall

Michael Williams, 48, Flowery Branch
Michael Williams, age 48, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, October 11, 2013. Funeral arrangements to be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, ww ...

Lumpkin

Ella Sue Bowers Adams, 81, Dahlonega
Ella Sue Bowers Adams, age 81, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held at 2 ...

White

Vickie Lynn Wilson Jones, 53, Cleveland
Vickie Lynn Wilson Jones, age 53 of Cleveland passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Jones was born in Atlanta on September 13, 1960 to Rachel Lee and Lurene Gooch ...
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