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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 22nd, 2016

Forsyth

Dorothy (Dotty) Lee Varano 81, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully at home on Monday February 22nd, 2016 after a short illness. She leaves her daughters Catherine Conklin Gros ...

Gwinnett

Lorna Patricia Mattis Marsh, age 63 of Dacula, GA died Monday, February 15, 2016 after a sudden illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Chr ...

Habersham

Thomas Keith Morey, 66, Clarkesville
Thomas Keith Morey, age 66, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016.   Tom was born in Lansing, MI, March 24, 1949. He had lived in Clarkesville since ...

Hall

Thomas Earl Aldridge, 75, Gainesville
? Thomas Earl Aldridge passed away Monday, February 22, 2016, in Gainesville, Georgia, at the age of 76.   Tom was born on September 27, 1939, in Charlotte, North Car ...
Haskell Lee Cantrell, 80, Gainesville
Haskell Lee Cantrell, 80, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.   A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Cantrell was born on October 10, 193 ...
Jimmy Cripps, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Jimmy Cripps, age 66, of Gainesville passed away Monday, February 22, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial Pa ...
Martha Davis, 85, Gainesville
On Monday, February 22, 2016, Martha Davis went home to be with her Lord Jesus. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 11:00am in the Chapel of Memori ...
Joyce E. Dillon, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Joyce E. Dillon, age 84, of Gainesville passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a brief illness.   Funeral Mass will be ...
Kristen Marie Fox, Gainesville
Kristen Marie Fox died on February 22 at her home in Gainesville, Ga. She attended schools in Durham, New Hampshire, graduated from the University of Vermont school of Dental Hy ...
Lula Belle Morris, 84, Gainesville
  Ms. Lula Belle Morris, age 84, of Gainesville, GA died Monday, February 22, 2016 at Morningside Assisted Living.  Ms. Morris was born in Maysville to the late Willia ...
Melissa Byrnes Sosebee, 64, of Lula passed away Friday, February 2, 2016 at her residence.               &n ...
Edna Stella Parks Wehunt, 82, Gainesville
            Mrs. Edna Stella Parks Wehunt, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016 at her residence f ...

Other

Robert “Bob” Allan Parker, 72, Murfreesboro
Robert “Bob” Allan Parker died unexpectedly on February 13, 2016, at Tri-Star Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee after a brief illness. He was 72. Bor ...

White

Flair Edward Lee, Sr., 46, Cleveland
Flair Edward Lee, Sr., age 46 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Lee was born on September 26, 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Tho ...
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