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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 8th, 2018

Dawson

Billy A. Wise, 75, Dawsonville
Billy A. Wise, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Monday October 8, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born March 29, 1943 in Hemingway, South Carolina to ...

Forsyth

Sandra Ann "Sandy" Hames, 65, of Cumming passed away Monday, October 8, 2018. Survivors include her husband, Scott Hames of Cumming; daughter,  Amanda Bennett of ...

Habersham

Fred Watkins, 88, Mt. Airy
Fred Watkins, age 88, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to his Heavenly Home on Monday, October 8, 2018, following an extended illness.f Mr. Watkins was born on September 20, 1930, in ...

Hall

Carla McNair Claymore, 75, Gainesville
Carla McNair Claymore, 75 of Gainesville passed away at dawn on Monday October 8, 2018 after a long illness. She was an Angelina born on November 18, 1942, to Captain, later Co ...
Keith Pattillo, 56, Flowery Branch
Mr. Keith Pattillo, age 56, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, October 8, 2018. The family will receive friends 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Memorial ...

Jackson

Martha Louise Hale Duke, 100, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Louise Hale Duke, age 100 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, October 8, 2018.  Mrs. Duke was born in Jac ...
Mary Lee Martin Hise, 86, Jefferson formerly of LaFayette, Ga.
Mary Lee Martin Hise, age 86, formerly of LaFayette, Georgia died Monday, October 8th   in Jefferson, Georgia, where she had resided since June 1, 2013 A native of Wal ...

Other

Rev. Alton Burrell, 71, Carnesville
Funeral services for Reverend Alton Burrell, age 71 of Carnesville will be held at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Toccoa Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Whitlock and Re ...
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