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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 9th, 2016

Forsyth

Dorothy Grace Pilcher, 82, Cumming
Dorothy Grace Pilcher, age 82, of Cumming passed away Saturday, January 09, 2016. Mrs. Pilcher was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her parents, ...

Habersham

Peggy Anne Ayers, 58, Cornelia
  Peggy Anne Ayers, age 58 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016. Born in Habersham County on March 19, 1957, she was a daughter of Theron Ayers of Baldwin ...

Hall

Dorothy Dean Porter Skaggs, 90, Gainesville
Farewell to a wonderful christian lady, Dorothy Dean Porter Skaggs, age 90 of Gainesville, who went to be with the Lord  on January 9, 2016 after a brief illness. Mrs. Sk ...
Donald L. Wucinski, 58, Flowery Branch
Mr. Donald L. Wucinski, age 58 of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday January 9, 2016. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park South Funeral Hom ...
Donald Lee Wucinski, 58, Flowery Branch
Mr. Donald Lee Wucinski, age 58, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in the Chapel ...

Jackson

Stephanie Lea Jones, 41, Jefferson
Stephanie Lea Jones, age 41, of Jefferson passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016.  Survivors include her daughters Heather McCulloch and husband Justin Gray of Jefferson, Hanna ...

Lumpkin

Brian Gayton, 68, Dahlonega
  Brian Gayton passed away after an extended illness in Dahlonega, GA January 9, 2016 at the age of 68. Brian is predeceased by beloved wife Joanne (2008) and son Samuel (2 ...

Other

Mack Sarfaty, 88, Tucker
  Mack Sarfaty, age 88, of Tucker, Georgia, died on January 9, 2016. He was born in Tampa, Florida on June 1, 1927 to the late Victoria and Jack Sa ...

Stephens

Joan Smith Hudson, 84, Toccoa
Mrs. Joan Smith Hudson age 84 of Julia Lane, Toccoa passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the residence.   A daughter of the late Felton Alan and Callie Adams ...
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