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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 9th, 2018

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Robert Gerald Clack, 71, Winder
Robert Gerald Clack, age 71, of Winder passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018.  The family will receive friends 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Lawson Funeral Ho ...

Dawson

Willie Marie Butler, 88, Dawsonville
Willie Marie Butler, 88, of Dawsonville, GA passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, August 9, 2018.  She was born to the late Charles and Mary Green.  She wa ...
Andrew D. Croft, 69, Dawsonville
Mr. Andrew D. Croft Jr, 69 of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on August 9, 2018. He is survived by his wife Lillie Falany Croft. Visitation will be on Monday August 13, 2018 fr ...

Gwinnett

Stacey L. Weatherford, 49, Suwanee
Mr. Stacey Lamont Weatherford, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 49 years old. Stacey was of the Baptist faith, and was greeted on the other side by his ...

Habersham

  Charlotte McConnell Carver, age 96, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Mrs. Carver was born on May 22, 1922 in Franklin, North Carolina to t ...

Hall

Patsy Ione Baum, 82, Gainesville
Patsy Ione Baum, age 82 of Gainesville passed away Thursday August 9, 2018. Ms. Baum was born in Hall County to the late Virgil Smith and Lois Gaines Smith. She was a homemaker ...
Rhonda Carol Waltz, 53, Gainesville
Rhonda Carol Waltz, 53, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday ...

Jackson

Bobby Hugh Simonds, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Bobby Hugh Simonds, age 74, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Simonds was born in Dawsonville to the late Pau ...

Other

Julian Orean Wright, 82, Barnesville
Julian Orean Wright, age 82, of Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Mr. Wright was born September 27, 1935 in Douglas County, Georgia to the late John ...

Stephens

Eddie Faye Reed, 74, Martin
Eddie Faye Reed, age 74, of Martin, GA, passed away from an extended illness on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Born February 27, 1944 in Winder, GA, she was a daughter of the late E ...

White

Dustin W. Mobley, 17, Cleveland
Dustin W. Mobley, age 17, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018. Dustin was born in Lumpkin County.  He loved bicycling, hiking, camping, and cooking at home. ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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