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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 31st, 2018


Sally Jo Boyd, 87, Winder
Mrs. Sally Jo Boyd, age 87, of Winder, Georgia went to heaven January 31, 2018. Mrs. Boyd was born June 6, 1930 to the late Ross and Ethel Brock Puckett.  She was preceded by ...


Martha J. Abee, 77, Dawsonville
Martha J. Abee, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 31, 2018 at Gold City following a period of declining health. The family will receive friends Sunday February 4, ...
Martha “Squeaky” Donahue, 46, Dawsonville
Martha “Squeaky” Donahue, 46, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 31, 2018.  Born September 19, 1971 in Atlanta, she had lived in Dawson County since 1 ...


James Penhorwood Campbell died peacefully Wednesday at his Cumming home surrounded by loved ones.  Born in Indianapolis, IN on November 27, 1928 the son of Elsie Smith Camp ...
Gerry Lummus, 84, Cumming
Gerry Lummus, age 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. She is survived by her lo ...
Betty Louise Young, 86, Cumming
Betty Louise Young, 86, of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Betty was born in Logansport, Indiana on February 14, 1931 to the late Alfred Pearson ...


Jesse Lee Neese, 60, Lawrenceville
Jesse Lee Neese, age 60, of Lawrenceville passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018. A native of Lawrenceville, Jesse was a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School.  Jesse was emp ...


Coach Maxie Skinner, 83, Demorest
Coach Maxie Skinner, age 83 of Demorest, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  Born on July 19, 1934, he was a son of the late Roscoe E. Skinner and Gertrude Magness ...


Jerry Robert Bentley, 69, Gainesville
Jerry Robert Bentley, 69 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday January 31, 2018. Born in White County, Mr. Bentley had lived in Hall County since 1971.  He was the son of th ...
Stephanie Lee Jones, 46, Gainesville
Stephanie Lee Jones, 46, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  Stephanie was a loving mother, daughter and sister who loved spending time and teaching her s ...
Angela Denise Render, Gainesville
Angela Denise Render was born in Gainesville, Georgiato the late Albert Williams and Elizabeth Render on September 15, 1961. The youngest of eleven children, Angela had a ...
Newman Kelsey West, Jr., 73, Gainesville
Mr. Newman Kelsey West, Jr. 73, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Ashton Senior Living. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday ...


  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Harold “Ken” Brand, age 69, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Mr. B ...
Virginia Griffin Bullock, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Virginia Griffin Bullock, age 90 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  Mrs. Bullock was born ...
Tonita "Meno" Jane Crittenden, age 81, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, January 28, 2017. Survivors include the salt to her pepper Arthur Voorhees; daughter Barbara Kofke ...


Sue Cates, 70, Dahlonega
Sue Cates, 70, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday January 31, 2018 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born November 15, 1947 to the late Robert and Willi ...


Wayne Wade Wiltse, 85, Cleveland
Wayne Wade Wiltse, age 85 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Mr. Wiltse was born on November 1, 1932, in Dearborn, Michigan, to the late Raymond and Leona ...
Charles Halbert Mann, 101, Cleveland
Charles Halbert Mann, age 101 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Mr. Mann was born on August 22, 1916 to the late John William and Fannie Charlotte Housto ...
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.