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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 2nd, 2018

Gwinnett

Jerry Thomas Gober, 63, Sugar Hill
Jerry Thomas Gober, age 63, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Cecil Gober. He is survived by his mother, Frances ...

Habersham

J.N. Thomas, 69, Alto
J.N. Thomas, age 69, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 2, 2018, following an extended illness. Mr. Thomas was born on April 8, 1949, in Clarkesville, Ge ...

Hall

Ruby L. Waters, 97, Gainesville
Ruby L. Waters, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Gateway Health and Rehab in Cleveland following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held ...

Jackson

Samuel E. (Sam) Phillips, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Samuel E. “Sam” Phillips, 79, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Phillips ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Ray Keyes, 72, Dahlonega
Mr. Thomas Ray Keyes, age 72 of Dahlonega passed away Monday, July 2, 2018. Tom was born in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 1946 to the late Foil and Anna Mae Reager Ivey. In add ...
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.