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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jun 22nd, 2018

Forsyth

Charles Luther Spillers passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his home in Cumming, Georgia.  He was born in Butler, Georgia on September 5, 1952 and was the oldest of three ...

Gwinnett

Roger Gene Pruett, 53, Buford
Roger Gene Pruett, age 53, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Gene Glover Pruett. He is survived by his wife of ...

Hall

Christy Leann Bell, 39, Lula
Christy Leann Bell, age 39 of Lula, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 6:00- ...
Mrs. Mildred "Millie" Lovett Yarbrough, 93 of Gainesville passed away Friday June 22, 2018. Born in Double Springs, Alabama, Mrs. Yarbrough  had lived in Gainesvi ...
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.