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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 1st, 2014

Dawson

Richard A. "Obie" Oberleitner, 60, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 1, 2014 at his residence.Born January 24, 1954 in Erie, Pennsylvania, he had lived in Dawson C ...

Forsyth

Inez Longobucco De Palma, 92, Johns Creek
Inez Longobucco De Palma, age 92 of Johns Creek, passed away August 1, 2014. Survivors include her children, Maretta (Tony) Trani of Johns Creek, Jack De Palma of Brooklyn, NY, Chr ...

Gwinnett

Donald Preston "Don" Vining Jr. age 51 of Buford, GA, died Friday, August 1, 2014 after an extended illness. Mr. Vining has been cremated and a celebration of life will b ...

Habersham

Dorothy Martin, 77, Demorest
Dorothy Martin, age 77, of Demorest, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center.Born in Detroit, Michigan on October 12, 1936, she was a daughter of the late J ...

Hall

Peter Edwards, 69, Gainesville
Peter Edwards (Impastato), long-time resident of Lake Lanier (Gainesville, Georgia), died Friday August 1, 2014 after a long and difficult struggle with cancer. His close friends a ...
Wilma Ernest Lord Howard, 91, Gainesville
Memorial Service are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday August 10, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Wilma Ernest Lord Howard, age 91 of Gainesville. Her Daughter Holly Howar ...

Jackson

JW Patman Jr., 67, Commerce
JW "Tommy" Patman age 67 of Commerce, GA passed away on August 1, 2014. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church at 3pm. Visitation wil ...

Other

John Howard Pennybacker, age 84 of Decatur, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 1st, 2014. At this time the family has not made arrangements. Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Ser ...
Stiliani Fafalios, 90, Atlanta
Stiliani Fafalios, age 90 of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 1st 2014. At this time services have not been made. Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, ...

Stephens

Mrs. Janis Fern Brandt Herbert, age 65 of 31 Laurel Hill Court, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Clarkesville, Georgia.A daughter of the late James and Virgin ...

White

Freddie Sue Kanady, 80, Cleveland
Freddie Sue Hicks Carder Kanady, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away, Friday, August 01, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Kanady was born August 24, 1933 in Gainesville to the late Tunni ...
Judith "Judy" Gooch Rochelle, age 64, of Rockaway Beach NY, formally of Cleveland, went to be with our Lord on August 1, 2014. Mrs. Rochelle was born on December 24, 194 ...
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.