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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 6th, 2018

Dawson

Carolyn S. Rast, 80, Dawsonville
Carolyn S. Rast, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Monday August 6, 2018 at her residence. Born December 15, 1937 in Madden, Mississippi to the late James T. and Lorilla Sanders, s ...
Lois Mary Willis, 94, Dawsonville
Lois Mary Willis, 94, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on peacefully at her residence on Monday, August 6, 2018.  She was born to the late William and Sally McKinney.  ...

Gwinnett

William R. Lord, Sr., 88, Suwanee
William R. Lord, Sr., age 88, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018. He was preceded in death by wife of fifty-seven years, Barbara Lord.  Mr. Lord is survived by ...

Hall

Jose De Paz Calderon, 54, Gainesville
Jose De Paz Calderon, 54, of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 4, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on ...
George Robert Davenport, 61, Gainesville
George Robert Davenport, Jr., age 61, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Bob was born in Laurens, South Carolina on March ...
Beulah Roberts Evans, 100, Gainesville
Beulah Roberts Evans, 100, passed away August 6, 2018 at Bell Minor Nursing Home.  Mrs. Evans was born August 3, 1918 to Charley and Laura (Stephens) Roberts in Commerce, ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joseph Jurell “Peanut” Ruis, age 79 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, August 6, 2018.  Mr. Ruis was ...
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.