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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jul 21st, 2017

Dawson

Harold William Mooney, 78, Dawsonville
Mr. Harold William Mooney, age 78 of Dawsonville, (formerly of Gainesville) passed away peacefully at his home Friday, July 21, 2017.   He is survived by his wife of 60 ...
Nora L. Neal, 93, Dawsonville
Nora L. Neal, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 21, 2017 at The Bell Minor Home following a period of declining health. Born April 7, 1924 to the late Earl and Mae Rola ...

Forsyth

John Richard McKenney Sr. 54 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 21, 2017. He was predeceased in death by his father Richard McKenney. He is survived his mother Betty McKenne ...

Gwinnett

Ray Crossley, 64, Sugar Hill
Ray Crossley, age 64, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Beverly Crossley, Sugar Hill, GA; children, Matthew ...

Hall

Mildred “Millie” Louise (Zahniser) Evans, 68, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017, in her Gainesville, GA residence following a long illness. She ...
Mary Virginia Gowder Sloan, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Virginia Gowder Sloan, 88, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Mrs. Sloan was preceded in death by her father and mother, George and Esther Gowder and he ...
Brandon Michael Hutcheson, 22, Murrayville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr Brandon Michael Hutcheson of Murrayville. He was born on September 21, 1994 and passed away July 21, 2017. Brandon was ...
John Scott Pocock, 56, Gainesville
John Scott Pocock, age 56, of Gainesville, GA  was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 23, 1961 to the late James Walter Pocock and his widow, Fay Ellen.  John died peacefu ...
Kenneth Charles Russell, 64, Gainesville
Kenneth Charles Russell, age 64, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 in Gainesville, GA.  Ken was born on July 7, 1953 in Biloxi, MS at Kessler Airforce Ba ...

Stephens

Mae Bell Cheek Payne, 87, Toccoa
Mrs. Mae Bell Cheek Payne, age 87 of Andrews Road in Toccoa passed away Friday July 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.   Mrs. Payne was the ...
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.