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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 2nd, 2018

Banks

Jimmie Darrell Bullock, age 80 of Alto, passed away on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at his residence.         Funeral services will be held ...

Dawson

Minnie Lee Chumley Wigington, 95, Dawsonville
Minnie Lee Chumley Wigington, 95, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 2, 2018 at Grandview Health Care Center following a period of declining health. Born December 25, 19 ...

Forsyth

Betty Barron Eubanks, 84, Cumming
Betty Barron Eubanks, age 84, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Betty was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. Betty was married to H ...
Susan D. Koblasz, 51, Cumming
Susan D. Koblasz, 51, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018.  Susan was born in Mt. Clemens, MI on October 30, 1966.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Ja ...

Habersham

Mary Lou Fricks, 91, Mt. Airy
Mary Lou Fricks Morris, age 91, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Mrs. Morris was born on August 12, 1927, in Stephens County, Geo ...

Hall

George Clyde Peck, 90, Flowery Branch
Mr. George Clyde Peck was born on December 06, 1927 in Flowery Branch, Georgia to Floyd and Mamie Tanner Peck. He died peacefully on October 02, 2018 at Waterford of Oakwood. He wa ...

Lumpkin

Christopher Gene LaPlaca, 62, Dahlonega
Christopher Gene LaPlaca, born on February 18th 1956, passed away surrounded by family and friends on October 2nd 2018. Chris struggled with the effects of Parkinson’s for ma ...

Other

Ralph Clifford Swain, Sr., 83, Danielsville
Ralph Clifford Swain, Sr., age 83 of Danielsville, GA passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 at his residence.   Born on Oct. 4, 1934 in Commerce, GA, he was the son of the late ...

Stephens

Mrs. Annie Ruth Loudermilk Williams, age 80, of Jottings Drive, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday October 2, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the late Edwar ...
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.