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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 7th, 2018

Dawson

Sharon McKinzie Waldrip, 39, Dawsonville
Sharon McKinzie Waldrip, 39 of Dawsonville, GA passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  She was a loving moth ...
Jimmie Ann Hall Chester, 80, Dawsonville
Jimmie Ann Hall Chester, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday October 6, 2018 following a period of declining health. Born April 21, 1938 to the late Will and Isabel Hall, sh ...

Forsyth

Tim "Timmydidit" McDonald, age 65, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018. He was born in 1953, to the late Howard and Maggie McDonald. Tim worked as a carpe ...

Gwinnett

Weldon O. Samples, 88, Buford
Mr. Weldon O. Samples, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Jackie Beshers Samples; parents, Otis and All ...
Tommy Croy, 66, Sugar Hill
Tommy Croy, age 66, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Dollar Croy; and parents, Hymon O. Croy and Florine Sweat ...

Habersham

Emory Vance Morris Jr., 92, Mt. Airy
Emory Vance Morris, Jr., age 92, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Mr. Morris was born on October 19, 1925, in Habersham County, ...

Hall

Bennie “Pete” Ray Nash, 89 of Lula passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Funeral services are scheduled to be Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Memorial Park Funeral ...
Bess Sheppard Poole, 94, Gainesville
Bess Sheppard Poole passed away on October 7, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born on June 4, 1924 to the late Arthur and Florine Sheppard. She spent her growing up years in Wayn ...
Martha Rose Morris, 88, Lula
Martha Rose Morris, age 88 of Lula, GA passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.   She was born on Dec. 2, 1929 in Gillsville, GA, she was the daughter of the late Elbert Lee an ...
Stella Ann Smith, 70, Clermont
Mrs. Stella Ann Smith, age 70, of Clermont, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral Services ...
Lynda Truluck Stewart, 78, Gainesville
"Lynda" Anne Truluck Stewart passed away Sunday evening, October 7, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Her son, daughter and granddaughter were with he ...

Jackson

Larry Clay Baxter, 71, Commerce
Mr. Larry Clay Baxter, age 71, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Baxter was born in Commerce to the late Joe Brown ...
Brenda Skelton Franklin, 66, Jefferson
Brenda Skelton Franklin, age 66, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lamar and Jennifer Johnson, Jefferson, GA; ...

Lumpkin

Robert Louis "Bob" Carder, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert Louis 'Bob" Carder, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018.  Mr. Carder was born June 15, 1934 in Lithonia, GA but had lived most of ...
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