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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 12th, 2017

Dawson

Evelyn Shaw Waldrep, 89, Flovilla
Evelyn Shaw Waldrep, 89, of Flovilla, GA, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away Thursday October 12, 2017 at Dream Catcher following a period of declining health. Born October 31 ...

Gwinnett

Lois Grissom Dow, 82, Buford
Lois Grissom Dow, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward W. Dow, Sr.; and son, Danny Cofer. Mrs. Dow is s ...
Albert T. Vannerson, Jr., age 85, of Buford, GA, died Thursday, October 12, 2017. A graveside service will be held Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Mausoleum Chapel at Pe ...

Hall

Felix DeSantiago Acosta, 55, Gainesville
Mr. Felix DeSantiago Acosta, age 55 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Fri ...
Gayle Moon Johnson, 74, Murrayville
Gayle Moon Johnson, age 74, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Holmes Moon and Sara Emma Garner Moon. Mrs ...
William Aaron Hulsey, 85, Oakwood
 Mr. William Aaron Hulsey, age 85 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton, following an extended illness. Funer ...

Jackson

Shavon Griffin Moore, 37, Commerce
Shavon Griffin Moore, age 37, of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother, Penny Dyer Griffin. Mrs. Moore is survived by her hus ...

Lumpkin

Bonnie Lou Wimpy, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Bonnie Lou Wimpy, age 88 of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. Mrs. Wimpy was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She was born on Novemb ...

Other

Robert Elmer Raybon, 81, Wendell, NC
Robert Elmer Raybon (81) of Wendell, NC died at Stephens County Hospital in Toccoa, GA on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  He had been in declining health for several weeks. He ...
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.