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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 21st, 2015

Forsyth

Mary Hayward Hill, 66, Cumming
Mary Hayward Hill, 68, of Cumming, GA died on August 21, 2015 at Embracing Hospice House.  Born in Owensboro, KY she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lorraine Roberts. ...
Marguerite Rudisill passed away peacefully in her home Friday evening August 21, 2015.  She was predeceased by her husband Paul Stuart Rudisill, Jr. and her son Paul Stuart Ru ...

Habersham

Berma Jean Wooten Bennett, 85, Clarkesville
Berma Jean Wooten Bennett, 85 of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015.   Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on September 15, 1929, she was a daughter of the late ...

Hall

Millicent Harris, 64, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday August 24, 2015 at Antioch United Methodist Church for Millicent Harris age 64 of Oakwood. The Rev. Michelle Rawdin and Rev. M ...
Joe Brown Waldrep, 84, Gainesville
Joe Brown Waldrep, 84, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           &nb ...

Jackson

Russel Franklin Owen, 80, Hoschton
Russel Franklin Owen, age 80, of Hoschton passed away Friday, August 21, 2015.  The family will not hold any services.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30 ...

Other

David W. Pittman, 70, Monroe
David W. Pittman, age 70, of Monroe passed away Friday, August 21, 2015. Mr. Pittman had retired after 34 years with Delta Airlines then went back as a Charter Coordinator for 13 y ...
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.