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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 18th, 2018

Gwinnett

Ada Bernice Pickett Smith, 86, Lawrenceville
Ada Bernice Pickett Smith, 86, passed away on January 18, 2018 under hospice care at Life Care Center of Lawrenceville.  She was born in Daus, TN, in 1931, to the late Haden P ...

Habersham

Clyde Hamilton, 74, Clarkesville
  Clyde Hamilton, age 74 of Clarkesville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on September 12, 1943, ...
William Henry Hardy, 87, Demorest
William Henry Hardy, age 87 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018. Born in Rabun County on April 3, 1930, he was a son of the late Finis Elsberry Hardy and Ethel R ...
Kathryn Yarber Hix, 86, Alto
Kathryn Yarber Hix, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Mrs. Hix was born in Baldwin, Georgia, on September 8, 1931; a daughter of the late Pern ...

Hall

Annie M. Reynolds, 91, Oakwood
Mrs. Annie M. Reynolds, age 91 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. A graveside service is scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial ...
Ernest C. Sisson, 90, Hoschton
Ernest C. Sisson, age 90, of Hoschton, GA, died Thursday, January 18, 2018. A graveside service will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. ...
Charles Alfred DeSaussure III (Charlie) died peacefully on January 18, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA age 73. Charlie is survived by his wife of 52 ...
Charles "Jim" Horton Mutter, 74, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday January 21, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Charles “Jim” Horton Mutter, age 74 of Gainesville. The Rev ...
Bettie Maxine O. Partin, 85, Gainesville
Bettie Maxine O. Partin, 85 of Gainesville passed away Thursday January 18, 2018 Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and caring friend went to be with our Lord on January ...

Lumpkin

Marty Colby Howard, 29, Dahlonega
Marty Colby Howard, age 29, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 following a sudden illness. Colby was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was bo ...
Mary Alice Seabolt, 82, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mary Alice Seabolt, age 82, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018.   Mrs. Seabolt was born in Jackson County on June 1, 1935 to the late George and D ...
Donald Hugh Wells, 56, Dahlonega
Mr. Donald Hugh Wells, age 56, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018. Mr. Wells was born in Leesburg, FL on August 24, 1961. He was preceded in death by his mother ...

Stephens

Mrs. Lily Dale Jones Dunson, age 90, of Cawthon Road in Toccoa passed away Thursday, January 18, 2017 at the home. A daughter of the late Cofer Verdell and Ollie Olivia Ferguson ...
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