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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 10th, 2016

Gwinnett

John Frederick Miller, 62, Buford
John Frederick Miller loved his country, his dogs, and—most of all—his wife, Carole. He was a strong man with a penchant for great cooking and grilling. His friends and ...
Mary Sessoms, 90, Suwanee
Mary Sessoms of Suwanee, GA passed peacefully after almost 90 years of life and loving Christ. Mary was an RN and loved helping others. She was a loyal member of Shallowford Presby ...

Habersham

Lloyd Wilson, 78, Alto
Lloyd Wilson, age 78, of Alto, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 after an extended illness. Mr. Wilson was born in Hall County, GA on September 16, 1937 to the late H ...

Hall

Mary Anna Morris Dunagan, 93, Gainesville
            Mrs. Mary Anna Morris Dunagan, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at New Horizon ...

Lumpkin

Linda Lou Warren Dowdy, 66, Dahlonega
Mrs. Linda Lou Warren Dowdy age 66 passed away on February 10, 2016 in McRae Georgia following an extended illness.  Mrs. Dowdy was Born on April 6th, 1949 in Morganton, Georg ...

Stephens

James Carroll Kesler, 80, Toccoa
Mr. James Carroll Kesler, age 80 of 21 Pebble Creek Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late James Nathan an ...

White

Jeremy Scott Dockery, 33, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jeremy Scott Dockery, age 33 of Cleveland. Jeremy  passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Funeral service ...
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.