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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 13th, 2013

Gwinnett

Jeannie Yarbrough St John, 56, Sugar Hill
Jeannie Yarbrough St. John died at age 56 in Sugar Hill, Georgia on October 13th, 2013.She was born in Winterhaven, Florida to William and Jacqueline Yarbrough on March 9th, 1956. ...

Habersham

Lee Barrett, 78, Cornelia
Lee Barrett, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Barrett was born on December 16, 1934, in Cor ...

Hall

David Fuller, 75, Gainesville
David Fuller, born in Hall County on May 1, 1938 to Rev. Ernest Fuller and Carrine Cagle Fuller. He was a trustee of New Bridge Baptist Church for many years. He helped with the n ...
Harold B. Gazaway, 78, Gainesville
Harold B. Gazaway, 78, of Gainesville passed away Sunday October 13, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born June 6, 1935 in Forsyth Co ...
Nancy Lynn Martin, 68, Gainesville
Nancy Lynn Martin, 68, of Gainesville, beloved wife of John H. Lucas of 16 Years and companion for 22 years, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2012. Nancy was born January 11, 194 ...

White

Dawn Bathewell Burton, 52, Cleveland
Dawn Bathewell Burton, age 52 of Dothan, AL, formerly of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013. Ms. Burton was born April 1, 1961 in Gainesville, GA to Latrelle Simmons a ...
Juanita Parton Rigdon, 68, Cleveland
Juanita Parton Rigdon, age 68, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away October 13, 2013 from an extended illness. She was born in Rutherfordton, North Carolina on July 9, 1945 to the lat ...
Michael Watson Mosley, 47, Cleveland
Michael Watson Mosley, age 47 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Emory University Hospital. Mr. Mosley was born March 29, 1966 in Gainesville to Katherine Patter ...
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.