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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 18th, 2014

Forsyth

Delwin Travis Hammons, 94, Cumming
Delwin Travis Hammons, 94, died peacefully on September 18, 2014. "Del" was born October 12, 1919 to Jack K. Hammons and Mattie Ann Hammons. He was predeceased by his s ...
William Turk, 64, Cumming
William Turk, born March 27, 1950, passed away September 18, 2014. William was a happily married man with a large boisterous family. He was a proud Navy veteran who worked as a cou ...

Gwinnett

Victor Laurente, 77, Lilburn
Victor Laurente, age 77, of Lilburn, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Ceverina Martinez; sons, Carlos Laurente and Julio Laurente; daug ...

Habersham

Julian Isaac Newton, Jr., 88, Demorest
Julian Isaac Newton, Jr, age 88, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Newton was born on September 19, 1925, in ...

Hall

Hershell Jewell Samples, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Hershell Jewell Samples, age 69, of Gainesville, passed away on September 18, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedu ...
Rita Warner Luther, 90, Gainesville
Rita M. Luther, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014.A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm Monday, September 22, 2014 at Memorial Park North Ri ...
Thomas Allen Calvert, 63, Murrayville
Thomas Allen Calvert, 63, of Murrayville passed away suddenly on September 17, 2014. A native of Arlington, VA, he was born on June 2, 1951 at Arlington Hospital and was the son o ...

Lumpkin

Gerald 'Jerry' Sheridan, 77, Dahlonega
Gerald "Jerry" Sheridan, 77, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday September 18, 2014 at his residence.Born July 7, 1937 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he had lived in Lumpkin ...
Janie Gerrells Jarrard-Bailey, age 97, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014.Janie was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and a member of Siloam Baptist Ch ...
William (Bill) Anthony Volpe, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health.He was born in Benton Harbo ...
Zane Grey Whelchel, 86, Dawsonville
Zane Grey Whelchel, age 86, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014.Zane was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and attended Etowah Baptist Church in Lumpkin ...

Other

Willis (Bill) Franklin Cook, 87, Stone Mountain
Willis "Bill" Franklin Cook, age 87 of Stone Mountain, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Emory Hospital. Mr. Cook was born January 7, 1927 in Atlanta to the lat ...

Stephens

Lloyd Kenneth Carlan, 86, Toccoa
Mr. Lloyd Kenneth Carlan, age 86, of Seminole Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday September 18, 2014 at his residence. The son of the late Hubert and Elizabeth Coker Carlan, he ...

White

Frank W. Parks, 85, Cleveland
Frank W. Parks, 85, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday September 17, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health.Born June 14, 1929 in Hall County to the late A. P ...
Gene Tomanek, 73, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Gene Tomanek, age 73 of Cleveland. Mr. Tomanek passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014.Gene was born on November 8, ...
Robert E. Lee Roper, 97, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Robert E. Lee Roper, age 97 of Cleveland. Mr. Roper passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014. Funeral services are sc ...
Rosie Lee Gooch, 90, Cleveland
Rosie Lee Gooch, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Gateway Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Gooch was born November 13, 1923 in Banks County to ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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