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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Sep 21st, 2018

Gwinnett

Thelma Ruth Prescott, 91, Lawrenceville
Thelma Ruth Prescott, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away September 21, 2018. Formally of Atlanta, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Laster Raymond ...

Habersham

Amos Ralph Brewster, 84, Mount Airy
Amos Ralph Brewster, age 84, of Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018. Mr. Brewster was born on August 16, 1934 in Cleveland, Georgia to the late Raleigh ...

Hall

Barnie Andrew Parks, 91, Gainesville
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Barnie Andrew Parks, age 91, of Gainesville, who passed away Friday, September 21, 2018. To share a memory of Mr. P ...

Jackson

Joseph Woody Gaither, 85, Nicholson
Joseph Woody Gaither, age 85 of Nicholson, GA passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at his residence.   Born on Sept. 28, 1932 in Lanett, AL he was the son of the late Rain ...

Other

Huong Giang ( Sheila) Phan, Age 67, of Columbus, GA, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018. She was born in 1951 in Vietnam, to the late An Binh Phan and Ly Thi Ta. Huong loved co ...

Rabun

Mildred Stewart Whittaker, 75, Rabun Gap
  Mildred Stewart Whittaker, 75, of Rabun Gap, passed away Sept. 21, 2018. The family will receive visitors on Monday, Sept. 24 at Beck Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 ...

Stephens

Virginia Kesler, 87, Toccoa
Mrs. Virginia Kesler age 87 of 1071 Jordan Road, Toccoa passed away Friday September 21, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. A daughter of the late Verne ...
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.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86