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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 23rd, 2017

Forsyth

Michael Paul Carbonara, Jr., 77, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald and ...
Rodger John Harpster, 78, Cumming
Rodger John Harpster, 78 years old, died on October 23, 2017 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Rodger was born on April 6, 1939 in Johnstown, PA.  He is surviv ...

Habersham

David Larry Bryant, 69, Alto
David Larry Bryant, age 69, of Alto, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 3, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Bryant was born on April 3, 1948 in Athens, G ...
  Zekeiah Veranick “Nikki” Cole Hunt was born to Katrina Cole Dorsey (Terry Dorsey) on December 17, 1980 in Demorest, GA. From an early age, Nikki joined Ebenez ...
Donna Jean Patrick, 54, Demorest
Donna Jean Patrick, 54, of Demorest, GA passed away Monday, October 23, 2017.  A loving mother, sister, and daughter; she was always there for her family. Survivors include ...

Hall

John "Sonny" Stephens, 72, Gainesville
John "Sonny" Stephens age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on October 23, 2017.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Antioch Baptist Chur ...
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday October 26, 2017 at Pine Grove Baptist Church for James W. “Billy” Sanders, age 82 of Lula. The Rev. Tommy Seay an ...

Jackson

Paula Marie Underwood, 63, Commerce
Paula Marie Underwood, age 63 of Commerce passed away Monday Oct. 23, 2017.    Born in Sonoma, California on November 10, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Ha ...

Lumpkin

Frances Ayers, 76, Dahlonega
Frances Ayers, age 76, of Lumpkin County passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 following an extended illness. ?She was the daughter of Katie and Norman Bell, and a great artist w ...
Roxie Jo Holt, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Roxie Jo Holt, age 72, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017. Roxie was born in Kewanee, IL on February 24, 1945 to James G. Marsh and Patricia Dickerson Linds ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bonnie Ruth Rider Eller, age 79 of 782 Cedar Fork Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Frank and Mae Edmonds ...
Charles William Good, 89, Toccoa
Charles William Good was born at Hall Station, Pennsylvania, on July 28, 1928,  to his parents, Ellsmer and Angline Good.  Charles spent many of his early formative years ...
Alan Keith Willis, 50, Toccoa
Alan Keith Willis, age 50, of Toccoa, GA passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017. Mr. Willis is survived by his wife, Barbara Bragg Willis, Toccoa, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Jes ...

White

Tammy Marie Matt, 55, Cleveland
  Tammy Marie Matt, age 55, of Cleveland passed away Monday October 23, 2017. Tammy was born in Buffalo, NY and was preceded in death by her dad, Daniel Noonan. Survi ...
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