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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 21st, 2013

Banks

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Willie Jay "Bill" Garrett, 77, of Homer who passed away on Wednesday at the Northridge Medical Center in Commerce. Bo ...

Barrow

Preston Earl Nix, Jr, 69, Bethlehem
Mr. Preston Earl Nix, Jr. age 69, of Bethlehem, GA passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Sue Rockmore Nix, Bethlehem, GA; children, Misty Street, TX, C ...

Gwinnett

David Edward Arsenault, 25, Lawrenceville
David Edward Arsenault, age 25 ofLawrenceville, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memori ...
Mrs. Deborah Carpenter King, age 60, of Dacula, GA passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, George Carpenter. She is survived by her husband ...

Habersham

Maudie Ree McEntire Sisk, 83, Clarkesville
Graveside memorial services for Maudie Ree McEntire Sisk, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 6:30 PM from the Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery with Mik ...

Hall

Harold Carder, 83, Gainesville
Harold Carder, age 83, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Thursday March 21, 2013.Mr. Carder was born in Suches, GA, and had lived most of his life in Hall County. He had been a machi ...
James Ronald Mayfield, 79, Gainesville
James Ronald Mayfield age 79 of Gainesville passed away Thursday March 21, 2013. Graveside Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday Harmony Hall Baptist Church Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Hom ...

Other

Anna O'Neal Hester, 88, Berkeley Lake, Ga.
Mrs. Anna O'Neal Hester, age 88, of Berkeley Lake, GA passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim" Hester. She is sur ...

White

Iva Lee Arrowood Pilgrim, 76, Cleveland
Iva Lee Arrowood Pilgrim, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at her residence.Born on January 07, 1937 in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late W ...
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.