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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Sep 2nd, 2016

Banks

Harold Levi Chambers, 17, Commerce
arold Levi Chambers age 17 of Commerce passed away Friday Sept. 2, 2016 at the Northridge medical Center.   Mr. Chambers was born November 4, 1998 to Harold Lee C ...

Habersham

Roger S. Dayton, 71, Mt. Airy
Roger S. Dayton, age 71, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016. Mr. Dayton was born on April 29, 1945 in Franklin, North Carolina. He is preceded in dea ...

Hall

Marcia Lynn Fuller, 56, Gaiensville
Marcia Lynn Fuller, 56 of Gainesville died Friday September 2, 2016 at a private nursing facility following an extended illness. Funeral services are incomplete and will be anno ...
Marie Green Marshall, 91, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday September 6, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Marie Green Marshall, age 91 of Oakwood. The Rev. Wayne Hicks and Rev. ...
Myrtle Norris, 86, Gainesville
Myrtle Norris age 86 of Gainesville passed away Friday September 2, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Myrtle Emmett Norris, 86, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday September 6, 2016 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church for Myrtle Emmett Norris, age 86 of Gainesville. The Rev. David Matthews and ...
Ricky Lee Sealey, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Ricky Lee Sealey, age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.Mr. Sealey was born May 29, 1958 in Wh ...
Rachel Williams Skelton, 75, Gainesville
Rachel Williams Skelton, age 75, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 following an extended illness. She was born in Lyerly, GA and had worked as a jewelry ret ...

Jackson

Judy Marie Nix, 64, Talmo
Judy Marie Nix, age 64, of Talmo passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016.  Judy was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.  Survivors include her sons Brent Ledford, Br ...
William Winford Shirley, 82, Commerce
Mr. William “Bill” Winford Shirley, age 82, of Commerce died Friday, September 2, 2016.  Mr. Shirley was born in Homer to the late, W.T. and Margie Shirley.  ...

Lumpkin

Ola Mae Parker, 97, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ola Mae Parker, 97 of Dahlonega died Friday September 2, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funer ...
Ola Mae Parker, 97, Dahlonega
Ola Mae Parker, 97, of Dahlonega, was granted her angel wings on Friday, September 2, 2016.  Her final days were spent surrounded by her family and friends after an extended i ...

Other

Carter Riggs Manning, 65, Sandy Springs
Carter Riggs Manning, 65, of Sandy Springs, GA died on September 2, 2016 at Emory St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Affton, MO she was the daughter of the late Milford and Pickett Riggs ...
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.