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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 1st, 2016

Habersham

Don Patterson, 84, Batesville
Don Patterson, age 84, of the Batesville Community, went home to be with The Lord on Monday, August 1, 2016, following a sudden illness.   Mr. Patterson was born on October ...

Hall

John R. “Jack” Coffey, 93, Gainesville
Mr. John R. “Jack” Coffey, age 93, passed away on August 1, 2016, in Gainesville, Georgia.  He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Janice S. Coffey.  ...

Jackson

Mrs. Frances Lucille Cowart Haggard, age 95, of Nicholson, GA died Monday, August 1, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Haggard was born in Nicholson to the late Frank and Clara Bel ...

White

Patricia Marie Spence "Pat" Norris passed away on August 1st, 2016 at her home in Cleveland, Georgia. She was born February 16th, 1945 in Bradley, Arkansas.  Ms. P ...
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.