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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 2nd, 2016

Barrow

 Mrs. Virginia “Jenny” Moulder, age 84 of Winder, Georgia passed away March 2, 2016.  A native of Auburn, she was a daughter of the late Crawford and Ruby ...

Dawson

William Norris McWhorter, 86, Dawsonville
William Norris McWhorter, 86, of Dawsonville, GA died at his home on March 2, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Forsyth County, he was the son of the late William ...
Wilma Mooney Vaughn, 67, Dawsonville
  Wilma Mooney Vaughn, age 67, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016.  Wilma was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her ...

Forsyth

Gerald “Jerry” Kenneth Johnson, age 72, of Cumming, passed away on March 2nd, 2016.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Judith Johnson.   He is surviv ...

Gwinnett

Harold Williams, 70, Lawrenceville
Harold Williams, age 70, of Lawrenceville passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966 ...

Habersham

Tanya Faye Brown, 42, Alto
Tanya Faye Brown, age 42, of Alto, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Mrs. Brown was born February 3, 1974 in Stephens County, Georgia. She was a dedicated member of Alto ...
David Leroy Pinkerton, 61, Clarkesville
David Leroy Pinkerton passed away March 2, 2016.     Born on March 28, 1954 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, Mr. Pinkerton was the son of the late James and Agnes Luke ...

Hall

Mamie Lynn DeLong, 55, Dahlonega
       Mrs. Mamie Lynn DeLong, age 55 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Chestatee Hospital, Dahlonega, following an extended ...

Jackson

Ernest Whitlock, 91, Commerce
Mr. Ernest Whitlock, age 91, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living.  Mr. Whitlock was born in Talmo to the late J.J. and Lillie Covington ...

Lumpkin

Frank R. Powell, 71, Dahlonega
Frank R. Powell, 71, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday March 1, 2016. Born June 16, 1944 in Dawson County to the late Claude and Lois Powell, he had lived in Lumpkin County for t ...
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.