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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Sep 13th, 2018

Gwinnett

Joseph Raymond “Joey” Faircloth of Buford, GA died unexpectedly on September 13, 2018 on his 47th birthday. Joey is survived by his beloved fiancée Megan Gillesp ...

Habersham

Hershel Lamar Ansley, 87, Cornelia
 Hershel L. Ansley, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Mr. Ansley was born on October 7, 1930 in Stephens County, Georgia to the late ...
Tom Ross Young III, 51, Alto
Tom Ross Young III, age 51, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Mr. Young was born on February 21, 1967, in Malvern, Arkansas; a son of Tom Ross Young ...
Robert W. "Bob" Ruark, 92, Cornelia
Robert W. “Bob” Ruark, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia joined the Heavenly Choir on Thursday, September 13, 2018 following a brief illness. Mr. Ruark was born in Athens ...

Hall

Edwin A. "Ed" Barfield, 76, Gainesville
Edwin A. “Ed” Barfield, Jr., 76, of Gainesville passed away September 12, 2018 following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Se ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Monroe William “Fireball” Gathright, age 74 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, September 13, 2018.  ...

Lumpkin

Loyce Dale Shoffeitt, 67, Dahlonega
Loyce Dale Shoffeitt, age 67 of Dahlonega, went to her Heavenly home surrounded by her loving family and friends, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Mrs. Shoffeitt was born on Au ...

Stephens

Irene Claire Coronato, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Irene Claire Coronato, resident of Toccoa, Georgia, went to be with her Lord at 82 years of age, at Habersham Retreat in Baldwin, Georgia on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 & ...
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.