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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 28th, 2014

Barrow

Frances Lovin Beddingfield, age 83, with faith in Christ, passed from this aspect of life on October 28th, 2014. Waiting for Frances' arrival in God's promised eterna ...

Forsyth

Carl Eugene "Gene" Swafford, age 70 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Mr. Swafford was a U.S. Army veteran and proud receiptant of the Bronze Star for h ...
Elizabeth Little Johnson, born 2/27/1929 in Birmingham, AL, the Matriarch of our family, was called home on Tuesday, October 28. She is predeceased by her parents, Harrell Walton ...

Gwinnett

Karl Meth, 75, Buford
Mr. Karl Meth, age 75, of Buford, GA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, J. T. Bui ...
Phoebe Lynn Bowden Wright, 59, Lawrenceville
Phoebe Lynn Bowden Wright, 59 of Lawrenceville, GA died Oct. 28, 2014 after a heroic battle with colon cancer.Phoebe is survived by her husband of thirty two years, Fred Wright, th ...

Hall

Jerry Ray Hamil, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Jerry Ray Hamil age 64 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at his residence. Graveside services are scheduled for Sunday, November ...

Other

Sophia Lyn Bowles, age 51, of Ila, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 following a series of extended illnesses. Ms. Bowles was born on January 1, 1963 in Orlando, ...
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