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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 24th, 2014

Forsyth

Dr. Oliver Ennis Goettee, Jr, age 81, passed away on June 24, 2014. He was a graduate of The Citadel and Emory University Dental School. He practiced dentistry in the Atlanta are ...
Erlene Johnson, 78, Cumming
Erlene Johnson, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday June 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Ethel Jones, her brothers TJ, Granville (Bud), Grover (Billy ...
Erlene Margaret Johnson, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Gold City Assisted Living , Dahlonega, GA. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 28, ...

Gwinnett

Norma June Preston, 89, Suwanee
Norma June Preston, 89, passed away early Tuesday morning from complications arising from an unexpected surgery. She was a loving wife, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-gr ...

Hall

Alvin E. Saltsgiver, 78, Gainesville
Alvin E. Saltsgiver, 78, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Ormsby, PA passed away June 23, 2014.Alvin was born February 7, 1936 in Johnstown, PA to the late Angus and Ruth Saltsgiver ...
Mary K. Anderson, 91, Murrayville
Mary Kanaday Anderson (MaMa), age 91 of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a period of declining health. Funera ...
Thomas J. Davis, Jr., 82, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Jackson Davis Jr. was born in Rome, Georgia on July 21, 1931. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master of Science degree in Animal Science in 1955. He ...

Lumpkin

Willard L. Buffington, 91, Dahlonega
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday June 27, 2014 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Willard Lee Buffington, 91, of Dahlonega. Rev. Gerald Tanton and Rev. David Lyle wil ...
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.