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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 26th, 2014

Forsyth

Austin Michael Kahler, 21, Cumming
ustin Michael Kahler, 21, passed away in Cumming, GA on August 26, 2014. Born on December 9, 1992 in Dallas, Texas, Austin was dearly loved by his family and friends. Austin was a ...
Randle Gaddis, 65, Cumming
Randle Gaddis, age 65 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Ruth Gaddis and h ...

Habersham

Weaver O. Byrd, 92, Demorest
Weaver O. Byrd, age 92, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at his residence.Mr. Byrd was born on April 2, 1922 in Franklin, North Carolina; son of the lat ...

Hall

Krista Lynn (Wade) Higgins, 51, Gainesville
Ms. Krista Lynn (Wade) Higgins, age 51, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Agape Hospice House in Winder, Georgia following a courageous battle with c ...
Virginia Barnes Wilson, 81, Clermont
Mrs. Virginia Barnes Wilson, age 81 of Clermont, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. A celebration of her ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Georgia Arelene Nichols, age 68, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.She was born in Webster, Massachusetts, a daugh ...

Lumpkin

Michael D. Daniels, 54, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Michael Duane Daniels, age 54 of Dahlonega. Mr. Daniels passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 . Funeral services are ...

Other

"Bob" Jordan, 90, Atlanta
After a long illness "Bob" Jordan passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at his home in Lenbrook. He was born on October 12, 1923 in Detroit, Mic ...

White

William Major (Pop) Payne, 91, Cleveland
Mr. William Major (Pop) Payne, age 91 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Payne was born on September 26, 1922 in Union County to the late To ...
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.