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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 7th, 2018

Dawson

Janice W. Powell, 70, Dawsonville
Janice W. Powell, 70, of Dawsonville passed away Monday May 7, 2018 at her residence. Born February 16, 1948 in Pickens County to the late Alvin and Myrtis Ray, she lived most o ...

Gwinnett

Wayne Arnold Ballew, Sugar Hill
Wayne Arnold Ballew of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away at his home on Pass Court Monday night May 7, 2018. Mr. Ballew is a lifelong resident of Sugar Hill, Georgia, and a 1967 grad ...

Habersham

Annetta “Ann” Alexander, age 74 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018. Mrs. Alexander was born on January 22, 1944, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Newt ...

Lumpkin

Teresa Ann Rider Karn, 63, Dahlonega
Mrs. Teresa Ann Rider Karn, age 63 of Dahlonega passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at her daughter’s residence, with her family by her side, following an extended illness. &n ...

Stephens

Mrs. Johnnie Sue Crawford Randall, age 75 of Terrell Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late John Buf ...

White

Matthew G. Major, 74, Cleveland
Mr. Matthew G. Major, age 74, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018.   Mr. Major was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Matthew and Barbara Nestich Major.&nbs ...
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.