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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 15th, 2018

Banks

William Nation, 65, Homer
William Nation, age 65 of Homer, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Born in Jackson County, Georgia on May 15, 1953, he was a son of Mary Frances Garrett Nation of Homer and ...
Ivan Winfred Pruitt, 96, Maysville
Ivan Winfred Pruitt, age 96 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018.   Born on January 10, 1922 in Cumming, GA, he was the widower of Nan Buffington Pruitt. M ...

Barrow

Brenda Roberts Skinner, 66, Bethlehem
Brenda Roberts Skinner, age 66, of Bethlehem, GA passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by parents, John and Zettie Roberts; daughter, Angela “Angie&rdq ...
Linda Vixen Motes, 68, Winder
Linda Vixen Motes, age 68, of Winder passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Survivors include her husband Jerry Motes; son Alex B. Lane and wife Carol; stepson Joseph Lee Motes and wif ...

Gwinnett

Hal Crawford, 91, Lawrenceville
Hal Crawford, age 91, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, formerly of Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Mr. Crawford was born on December 29, 1926, in Chip ...

Habersham

Phyllis J. Ross, Clarkesville
Phyllis J. Ross of Clarkesville, GA, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2018 at home, surrounded by her devoted family.  Phyllis, the oldest of two girls, was born on Novembe ...

Hall

Mary Helen Roop Hosch, 103, Gainesville
Mary Helen Roop Hosch, 103, of Gainesville, Georgia, died on May 15, 2018, at her home in Lanier Village Estates of Gainesville.  She was the widow of Hugh W. Hosch, Sr., of G ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Margaret “Maggie” Rose Patterson, age 51, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at her residence. Maggie was born in Gordon County on July 15, 1966. S ...
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