Local Obits for Sat. Jul 28th, 2018
Troy Randall Spinks, age 72, of Winder passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawson funeralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Gene William Robinson, 80, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a ...
Mildred V. Smith, 80, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park ...
Roger R van Rekom, 85, of Crossville TN formerly of Gainesville passed away June 30, 2018.
Having donated his body to Meharry Medical College, a Private Memorial service will be ...
Mary F. Carter, age 60, of Jefferson passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018. Survivors include her husband Charles Carter; son Junior Carter and wife Tanuly and children Brooklynn and ...
Memorial services for Dianne Bohannon Shelton, age 67 of Talmo will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Johnny Shelton officiating. ...
Frank Herbert North, 89, of Canton passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018. A member of St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Nor ...
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.