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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 2nd, 2014

Banks

Beulah Mae Shook Shaw, age 72 of Lula, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 02, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Born in Rabun County, Georg ...
James "Jamie" Carlton Jarrell, III, age 51 of Homer, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 01, 2014.Born in Stephens County, Georgia on June 01, 1963, he was a son of Jame ...

Barrow

Jessie May Edmondson, 46, Bethlehem
Jessie May Edmondson, age 46, of Bethlehem, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. The ...

Forsyth

Odath Samples, 82, Cumming
Odath Samples, age 82, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. He was a long time member of Daves Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milford ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Dorothy Christopher Duncan, age 90, a lifelong resident of Buford and Sugar Hill community, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband D ...

Habersham

Mary Bradford Drost, 81, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary Bradford Drost, age 81 of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 7th from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow the service ...

Hall

Boyd Parr, Jr.,, 80, Gainesville
Boyd Parr, Jr., age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, ...
Lynn Ann Herman, 50, Oakwood
Lynn Ann Herman, age 50, of Oakwood, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Ira Herman, Oakwood, GA; children, Joseph Herman, Buford, GA, ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Annie Blanche Daniels Borders, age 77, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Mrs. Borders was born on July 4, 193 ...

Other

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the death of William Thomas "Tommy" Latta, age 72, of Griffin who passed away on Wednesday July 2nd, 2014. Mr. Latta was the son of ...

Stephens

Laura 'Lee' Martin, 77, Toccoa
Laura "Lee" Martin, age 77, of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2014. Mrs. Martin was born on May 15, 1937 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada; daughter of the lat ...
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.