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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 17th, 2017

Forsyth

John C. Voerg, 59, Cumming
John C. Voerg, 59 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday June 17, 2017. He was born on August 26, 1957 in Berea, OH a son of Alfrid and Elizabeth Wintering Voerg who have both p ...
Mary W. Martin, 86, Cumming
Mary W. Martin, age 86, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017.  She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Marietta, GA. She was a Sunday school teacher, Bib ...

Gwinnett

Cecil Gober, 89, Sugar Hill
Cecil Gober, age 89, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Ora Roach Gober; granddaughter, Kelley Canady; s ...
Jose Valdez-Huerta, 43, Lawrenceville
Jose Valdez-Huerta, age 43, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Irma Bonilla; children, Marco Valdez, Brian Valdez, Sicela V ...

Habersham

Graciela M. Martinez, 61, Cornelia
Graciela M. Martinez, age 61 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.   Born on January 15, 1956, sh ...
Margie Marie Tucker Mulvihill, age 65 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017.   Born in Christian County, Kentucky on September 22, 1952, she was a ...
Margie Tucker Mulvihill, 64, Demorest
Margie Tucker Mulvihill, age 64 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. &n ...

Hall

Thelma Satterfield Aiken, 95, Gainesville
Thelma Satterfield Aiken, age 95, of Gainesville passed away at her residence on Saturday, June 17, 2017 due to declining health. Mrs. Aiken was born November 27, 1921, at Cleve ...
Mary Suggs, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Suggs, 82, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tu ...

Jackson

Edward Franklin Wilkes, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Edward Franklin Wilkes, age 78 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, June 17, 2017.  Mr. Wilkes was born in Danie ...

White

Troy W. York, 65, Sautee Nacoochee
Troy W. York age 65, of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Saturday June 17, 2017. Mr. York was born in Hiawassee the son of the late Willard Newt and Ellene Adams York. He was a memb ...
Sandra "Sandy" Ridgeway, 68, Cleveland
Sandra “Sandy” Ridgeway, age 68, of Cleveland, GA formerly of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Glyndon and R ...
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