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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Nov 20th, 2016

Forsyth

Jake Owen Tatum was born on December 22, 1992 in Bonner Springs, KS and went home to be with the Lord on November 20, 2016. Jake’s parents are Chris and Theresa Johnson, Cumm ...

Habersham

Wendy Tiffany Williams Jenkins, 40, Clarkesville
Wendy Tiffany Williams Jenkins, age 40 of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Born in Stephens County, Georgia on January 18, 1976 she was a daughter of Bren ...
Ronald Porter, 65, Demorest
Mr. Ronald Porter age 65 of Demorest, GA, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at his residence.                   Funeral se ...

Hall

Celia Rodriguez Landeros, 47, Gainesville
Celia Rodriguez Landeros, 47 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on November 20, 2016. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesv ...
Miriam Gibby Kinsey, 68, Gainesville formerly of Cornelia
Miriam “Gibby” Kinsey, age 68 of Gainesville and formerly of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on September 10, 194 ...
Jashua Langston, 27, Gainesville
Jashua Langston, age 27, of Cleveland passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 following injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  Mr. Langston was born January 11, 198 ...
James (Bubbie) Edward Marlowe Jr., age 23, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 following injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  Mr. Marlowe was b ...
Brenda Louise Masters, 54, Gainesville
Mrs. Brenda Louise Masters, 54, of Georgia passed away on November 20, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Memor ...
Joan Praet, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Joan Praet, age 91, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., ...

Jackson

John William Thomas, 86, Commerce
  Mr. John William Thomas, age 86, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton.  Mr. Thomas was born in Commerce to t ...

White

Bobby Gooch, 55, Cleveland
Bobby Gooch age 55, of Cleveland passed away Sunday November 20, 2016. Mr. Gooch was born in Lumpkin County and was preceded in death by his father, Ray Neal Gooch and grandpare ...
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.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86