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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 22nd, 2013

Banks

Kathleen Hicks Wright, 77, Maysville
Kathleen Hicks Wright, age 77, of Maysville passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013. She loved Word Find books and drinking Sprite. She was survived by her son Johnny Wright of Jef ...

Dawson

Martha Ward, 75, Dawsonville
Martha Yvonne Ward, age 75 of Dawsonville, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Northside Hospital. Mrs. Ward was born in Atlanta Georgia the daughter of the late Grady Danie ...

Gwinnett

Stevie (Steve) Thomas, 58, Buford
Stevie (Steve) Thomas, 58, of Buford, GA passed away October 22, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Homer Thomas, mother, Katherine (Kat) Shaver, father-in-law, Larry B ...

Habersham

Lousie Hallford, 90, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Louise Gosnell Hallford, age 90, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 25, 2013 from the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Rev. Kenneth McEntire, ...
Patricia Goodwin, 75, Clarkesville
Patricia Goodwin, age 75 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at her residence.Born on July 31, 1938, in Brundidge, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Charli ...

Jackson

John Robert Sharp, Jr, 88, Hoschton
Mr. John Robert Sharp, Jr., age 88, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Gwinnett Hospital System. Services will be held at St. Brendans Catholic Church in Clearwat ...

Stephens

Jimmy Eugene Fields, 52, Toccoa, formerly Cleveland
Mr. Jimmy Eugene Fields, age 52, of Toccoa, formerly of Cleveland, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospice House in Bogart, GA. Born September 17, 1961 in W ...
Roy Lee Griffin, Jr.,, 54, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Lee Griffin, Jr., age 54 of 442 Fowlertown Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at his residence.A son of Jean Fowler Griffin and the late Roy Lee Gr ...

White

Sally Elizabeth Irvin, 65, Cleveland
Ms. Sally Elizabeth Irvin, age 65 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday October 22, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Irvin was born in Gainesville, GA, the daughter of t ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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