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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 24th, 2018

Dawson

Loy C. Rouse, 97, Dawsonville
Loy C. Rouse, 97, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 24, 2018 at The Oaks at Towne Lake following a period of declining health. Born November 19, 1920 in Dawson County ...

Forsyth

Ingram Funeral Home announces the death of Marie Mayfield Bagwell on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  Marie was born October 28, 1931 to Albert and Luna Mayfield.  She is pr ...

Habersham

Ruth O'Kelley Sosebee, 90, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ruth O’Kelley Sosebee, age 90, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will foll ...

Hall

Melissa Ann Ray, 38, Gainesville
Melissa Ann Ray, age 38, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Brenda Ray. She is survived by her childr ...
Joe R. Whitaker, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Joe R. Whitaker, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on January 24, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at St. Paul United Methodist Ch ...
Daniel "Coz" Emmett, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Daniel “Coz” Emmett, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on January 24, 2018 in Austell, Georgia. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 26, 2017 from 11 ...
Maxine O. Partin, 85, Gainesville
Maxine O. Partin, 85 of Gainesville passed away Thursday January 18, 2018 Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday January 27, 2018 in the chapel of First Baptist C ...
Dr. Lonnie Gordon Pope, 78, Gainesville
Dr. Lonnie Gordon Pope, 78 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday January 24, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Dr. Pope was born in Douglas, Ga. and had lived there f ...
Joe Robert Whitaker, 86, Gainesville
Joe Robert Whitaker was born in Gainesville, Georgia on February 6, 1932 and went to his heavenly home on January 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents John Robert Whit ...

Jackson

Timothy Harold Swaim, Danielsville
Timothy Harold Swaim, age 50 of Danielsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at his residence.   Born on October 15th, 1967, in Commerce, GA, Mr. Swaim was ...

Other

Randy Taylor Wood, 50, Athens
  Randy Taylor Wood, age 50 of Athens, GA passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.   Born on Sept. 24, 1967 in Athens, GA, he was the son of Kathleen Hill and S ...

White

Edith Muriel Dorsey, 91, Cleveland
Edith Muriel Dorsey, age 91 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Dorsey was born on July 22, 1926, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late ...
Gertrude Nix Reed, 94, Cleveland
Mrs. Gertrude Nix Reed died Wednesday 1-24-18. She was born on 7-13-23 in Cleveland, Ga to John Luther Nix, Sr. and Tannie Westmoreland Nix. She was preceded in death by her parent ...
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.