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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 25th, 2017

Forsyth

Barbara Jean Hughes, 77, Cumming
Barbara Jean Hughes, 77, a life-long resident of Cumming passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  A member of Silver City Baptist Church, Barbara Jean was a loving wife, mother an ...
ALEX JOSEPH PARACSI was born January 20, 1939 in Lorain, OH to parents Elizabeth Toth Paracsi and Joszef Paracsi.  His death occurred on July 22, 2017.  He was preceded i ...

Gwinnett

Michael R. Schaffer, 61, Suwanee
Michael R. Schaffer, age 61, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Schaffer. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia & ...

Habersham

Letha Lane Godfrey, 87, Cornelia
Letha Lane Godfrey, age 87 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Sampson County, North Carolina on March 17, 1930, sh ...
Rev. James Pruitt, 74, Lula
Rev. Samuel James Pruitt, age 74 of Lula, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Born in Cumming, Georgia on December 28, 1942, he was a son of the late L.B. ...

Hall

Norma Jean King Hawkins, 89, Gainesville
    Mrs. Norma Jean King Hawkins age 89 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at Lanier Village Estates following a prolonged illness. Memorial serv ...
Ray Clark Jones, 88, Flowery Branch
            Ray Clark Jones, age 88 of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence following an ex ...
Michael Ralph Oliver, 69, Flowery Branch
Michael Ralph Oliver, 69, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, on Dec. 29, 1947, Mike, as he was known, was married for 52 years to the love of his life, P ...
Mr. James (Oopie) Warren Threlkeld, 55, of Murrayville, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness from Leukemia. Funeral services will be ...

Jackson

Mrs. Vivian Bernice Wilson Poe, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, July 25 at her residence.  Mrs. Poe was born in Commerce to the late Clifford and Grace Woodall Wilson.&n ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James “Jimmy” Wheeler, Whitlock, age 64 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  Mr. Whitl ...

White

Yvette Lea McDonald, Cleveland
As the trumpets sounded and the jazz bands played, Yvette Lea McDonald gently ascended into the welcoming arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. ...
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.