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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 16th, 2018

Barrow

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ollie Mae Rainwater Tate, age 87 of Winder, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, June 16, 2018.  Mrs. Tate was born in Atlant ...

Forsyth

Kenneth Lyerly, Jr., 67, Cumming
Kenneth Lyerly, Jr. age 67, died June 16, 2018.  He was born on August 23, 1950 in Johnsonville, SC, son of Kenneth Lyerly, Sr. and Rebe Gaskins Lyerly. Kenneth is survi ...
Andrew David Shelton, 26, Cumming
Andrew David Shelton, 26, passed away suddenly on June 16th, 2018. He was a bright and beautiful soul that left this earth much too early. His passions were music, specifically ...

Habersham

Eric Daniel Hicks, 57, Cornelia
Eric Daniel Hicks, age 57, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 following an extended illness. No Formal Services are planned at this time.  Arrange ...

Hall

Tony Randall Tipton, 54, Gainesville
Tony Randall Tipton, 54 of Gainesville passed away Saturday June 16, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Braselton following a sudden illness. Survivors include his s ...
Nancy Maranda Braselton, 71, of Oakwood passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 ...

Jackson

Martha Eudora Banks, 89, Commerce
Martha Eudora Banks, age 89, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Hill Haven Nursing Home.  Mrs. Banks was born in Commerce to the late Henry Thomas and Flonnie Moz ...
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.