Local Obits for Thu. May 17th, 2018
Evelyn Burel Key, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. She was preceded in death by her son, Dave Key; husband of sixty-nine years, Harold Key; paren ...
Melinda Louise Miller, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benard and Beatrice Miller. Mrs. Miller is survived by he ...
James E. “Jim” Hewlett, age 69, of Hoschton, GA passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife of fifteen years, Robin Hewlett, Hoschton, Ga; children, ...
Nettie Louise Waters, age 92 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018.
Born on Aug. 22, 1925 in Commerce, GA, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Em ...
Sidney William Shortt, age 70, passed away peacefully at his home on May 17, 2018. Born in 1948 in Athens, Georgia, Sid was the son of William J. Shortt and Lois J. Shortt. S ...
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.