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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 24th, 2018

Banks

Jewell Harold Hanley, 93, Commerce
Mr. Jewell Harold Hanley, age 93, of Commerce died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Hanley was born in Commerce to the late, Tommy M. and Pearlie Mae Burnette Ha ...

Dawson

Pamella Burt Schlesinger, 62, Dawsonville
Pamella Burt Schlesinger, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday June 24, 2018 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born October 5, 1955 in Atlan ...

Forsyth

Voncile Edith Lee, 97, Cumming
Voncile Edith Lee, age 97, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. She is preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Robe ...

Gwinnett

Dale E. Fernander, 33, Lawrenceville
Dale E. Fernander, age 33, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Cecile Fernander-Chinye, Dacula, GA; step-father, Godrey Chinye, Da ...
Margrethe Warden of Buford, Georgia departed this life abruptly on June 24, 2018.  She was helping a friend pack for a move when a sudden cardiac arrhythmia stopped her heart ...

Habersham

Johnny Brock, 68, Baldwin
Johnny Brock, age 68, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Mr. Brock was born on April 19, 1950, in Cornelia, Georgia, to the late J.W. and Bonnie Loudermi ...

Hall

Brian William Cook, 46, Flowery Branch
Mr. Brian William Cook, age 46, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., ...
Larry Gennel Ward, 70, Gainesville
Larry Gennel Ward, 70, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James V. “Jim” Joiner, Sr., age 76 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, June 24, 2018.  Mr. Joiner was ...
Hal Jay Puett, 96, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hal Jay Puett, age 96, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Mr. Puett was born in Clay, North Carolina, a son to th ...
Bobby Carter, 75, Hoschton
Bobby Carter, age 75, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018. He enjoyed deer hunting, football and NASCAR. He loved his church, family and doing landscape around the church ...
Paul Gerald Krutz, 63, Commerce
Paul Gerald Krutz, age 63, of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his residence.   Born on October 24, 1954 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late Walt ...

Lumpkin

James R. "Jim" Burt, 83, Dahlonega
James R. “Jim” Burt, 83, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday June 23, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born November 22, 1934 in Daw ...
Joe Shoffeitt, 70, Dahlonega
Mr. Joe Shoffeitt, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away on June 23, 2018. He was born on January 24, 1948 to John Henry Shoffeitt and Imogene Voyles. He retired from Mayfield Milk with ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Frances Harmon Collins, age 72 of 267 Yearwood Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at her residence. A daughter of the late Sara Dorothy Harmon, she was b ...
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.