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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 8th, 2013

Banks

John Henry Dill, 76, Alto
John Henry Dill, age 76 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, May 08, 2013, at The Oaks at Scenic View.Born on September 20, 1936, he was a son of the late Hershell and Estelle Mote Dill ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Carlotta Lewis Simpson, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald H. Simpson. She is survived by her husband of s ...
Harry E. Springer, 54, Buford
Mr. Harry E. Springer, age 54, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Donna R. Springer, Buford, GA; children, Adam Sp ...

Hall

Doris (Martin) Payne, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Doris (Martin) Payne, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville.A memorial service is scheduled for 7:00 ...
Hugh Duckett, 92, Gainesville
Mr. Hugh Duckett age 92 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 08, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
John Henry Tullis, Jr., 84, Gainesville
John Henry Tullis Jr. age 84 of Gainesville passed away May 8, 2013 following an extended illness.Mr. Tullis was born Dec. 2, 1928 in South Carolina to the late John Henry Sr. and ...
Stanley Wade, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Stanley Wade, 70, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Born in Hall County, GA. on May 26, 1942, he was the son of the late Isaac Elzie and Kate Bell Le ...

Lumpkin

Doris Jean Jarrard, 78, Enterprise, AL, formerly of Lumpkin County
Mrs. Doris Jean Jarrard, age 78, of Enterprise, Alabama, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Enterprise Medical Center.Mrs. Jarrard was a Missouri native and former resident of Lumpkin ...

Other

Roy Silvester Biddy, 68, Alpharetta
Roy Silvester Biddy, age 68, of Alpharetta, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Roy has been a Minister of the Gospel since 1972 and was the pastor at Heavenly Harvest Church. Bes ...
Royce Allen Gunter, 75, Athens
Royce Allen Gunter, age 75 of Athens, GA passed away Wednesday, May 07, 2013.Born on February 13, 1938, he was a son of the late Ray and Grovie Frady Gunter. Mr. Gunter was a mana ...
Thomas Charles Norrell, 70, Talking Rock
Thomas Charles Norrell, age 70, of Talking Rock, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Thomas was quite musical and he loved to play the guitar and sing. He is preceded in death by h ...
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