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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 30th, 2014

Gwinnett

Joanne Forder, 77, Buford
Joanne Forder, age 77 of Buford, GA died Saturday, August 30, 2014 following an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton M ...

Hall

Alpha Jones Forrester, 91, Braselton
Mrs. Alpha Jones Forrester, age 91, of Braselton went to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 30, 2014.Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Chapel ...
Donald H. Graff, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Donald H. Graff, age 80 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Saturday August 30, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial servic ...

Other

Donald Edward "Donnie" Bragg, 27, Cartersville
Mr. Donald Edward "Donnie" Bragg, age 27 of 101 West Drive, Cartersville, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Cedartown, Georgia from injuries sustained in a ...

Stephens

Alisha Kristine Barnes, age 35, formerly of Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at her residence.A daughter of Tom Barnes and Tami Rice, she was born November 10, ...
Inez Elizabeth Scott, 70, Toccoa
Mrs. Inez Elizabeth Scott, age 70 of 85 Big Granny Drive, Toccoa passed away Saturday August 30, 2014 at her residence. The daughter of the late Jessie and Fannie Pitts Kastner, sh ...

White

Guy Larry Palmer, 94, Cleveland
Guy Larry Palmer, age 94 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Palmer was born April 12, 1920 in Cleveland to the late Marlin ...
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.