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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 15th, 2018

Gwinnett

Mary Steel Landrum, 91, Suwanee
Mary Steel Landrum, of Discovery Village Independent Living, 1220 Satellite Blvd., Suwanee, Ga., died October 15, 2018, from complications of congestive heart failure.  She wa ...
Alfred B. “Al” Burks, age 85 of Buford, GA died Monday, October 15, 2018 after an extended illness. Mr. Burks has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. ...

Habersham

James L. “Jim” Roper III, age 96, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Mr. Roper was born on October 20, 1921, in Cornelia, Georgia; a son of t ...

Hall

Barbara Jean Gooch, 72, Lula
Barbara Jean Gooch, 72, of Lula passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2 ...

Jackson

Sandra “Nana” J. Bird, 77, Braselton and formerly of Griffin
Sandra “Nana” J. Bird, age 77, of Braselton and formerly of Griffin, GA passed away Monday, October 15, 2018. She is survived by her daughters Dianne Fenner and husband ...

White

Martha Rae Kimsey, 102, Helen
Martha Rae Kimsey, age 102 of Helen, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018. Mrs. Kimsey was born on July 9, 1916, in Gwinnett County, to the late William Oscar Reese and Matti ...
Elbert "Berlin" Wike, 90, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Elbert "Berlin" Wike, age 90 of Cleveland, Georgia. Mr. Wike passed away on October 16, 2018 at Gateway Health and Rehab ...
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.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86