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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 20th, 2018

Banks

Clarence Buster Akin, 70, Gillsville
Clarence Buster Akin, age 70, of Gillsville passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Forsyth

Cristina Cruz-Rodriguez 19, of Cumming, Ga passed away June 20, 2018. Cristina was a graduate of Forsyth Central High School. She was also a waitress at Los Rios in Cumming, GA. ...

Gwinnett

Wendy Reynolds Timler, 44, Dacula
Wendy Reynolds Timler, age 44, of Dacula, GA passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018. She is survived by her husband of eighteen years, Jeffrey D. Timler, Dacula, GA; children, Grace T ...

Habersham

Talvern Denver Sanders, 78, Hollywood Community
Talvern Denver Sanders, age 78 of the Hollywood Community, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Born in Franklin, North Carolina on November 24, 1939 to the late Richard and ...
Eunice “Ann” H. Mercer, 80, Batesville
  Eunice “Ann” H. Mercer, age 80 left her earthly home in the community of Batesville, Habersham County, Georgia and went to her Heavenly Home on Wednesday, May ...

Hall

Kimberly Renea Griffin, 57, Gainesville
Kimberly Renea Griffin, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on June 20, 2018 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11:00am in the Chapel of ...
Michael G. Randall, 82, Gainesville
Michael G. Randall, 82, of Gainesville, GA died Wednesday, June 20, 2018.  A native of Buffalo, NY, Mike was the co-owner of Bell’s IGA Market in Hamburg, NY where he al ...

Jackson

Anita Barrett Hayes, 72, Pendergrass
            Anita Barrett Hayes, age 72 of Pendergrass, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at her residence following an ex ...
Lorenzo Lopez Lopez, 41, Commerce
Mr. Lorenzo Lopez Lopez, age 41, of Commerce, Ga. who passed away on June 20, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.   Mr. Lopez was the son of the late Antonio ...

Lumpkin

Martha Grogan Fowler, 94, Dahlonega
Martha Grogan Fowler, 94, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday June 20, 2018. Born September 6, 1923 in Dawson County to the late Roy and Lillie Mae Grogan, she lived most of her ...

Stephens

Mr. Hoyt Kenneth “Kent” Andrews, age 82 of 967 Wards Circle, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late H ...
Larry Joe Whiten, 72, Toccoa
Mr. Larry Joe Whiten, age 72 of Oak Creek Circle, Toccoa passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Joe Holmes Whiten and Leona Carroll ...
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.