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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 27th, 2018

Dawson

Denise Williams, 54, Dawsonville
Denise Williams, 54, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 27, 2018 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born August 18, 1964, Denise was a lifelong ...

Gwinnett

Roger J. Deems, 57, Buford
Roger J. Deems, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, James Deems. Mr. Deems is survived by daughters, Jammie Deem ...
Larry Watkins, 69, Auburn
Larry “ Papa Jack”  Watkins, age 69, of Auburn, GA  passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018.  He was proceded in death by his wife of forty-four years, ...

Habersham

Roy Junior Thomas, 75, Alto
Roy Junior Thomas, age 75, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018 following a brief battle with lung cancer. Mr. Thomas was born on June 23, 1943 to the la ...

Hall

Roger Lee Cole, 65, Gainesville
Roger Lee Cole, 65, of Gainesville passed away September 27, 2018 following a truck accident. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in the Cha ...
Edith M. Williams, 96, Gainesville, formerly of Roswell
Edith M. Williams of Gainesville, formerly of Roswell, GA, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend passed away on September 27, 2018, at the age of 96.  ...
George Cochran, 90, Murrayville
George W. Cochran, 90 of Murrayville, Ga. passed away Thursday September 27, 2018 at the Bell-Minor Nursing Home following a recent illness. Mr. Cochran was born in Hall County ...

Other

Ruby Lee Patterson, 84, Jackson
Ruby Lee Patterson, 84, of Jackson, GA passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018.  Ruby retired from the Clayton County (GA) Police Department and then was the Secretary at Hig ...
Mrs. Wilmatine English Smith, age 88 of Atlanta, GA, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Dekalb Medical Center. A daughter of the late Raleigh and Nannie Hooper Engl ...

White

Deborah Eloise McCarty, 59, Cleveland
Deborah Eloise McCarty, age 59 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Mrs. McCarty was born on April 6, 1959, in Cumming, GA, to the late Norman and Ruth Cal ...
Phillip Gary Adams, 56, Cleveland
Phillip Gary Adams, age 56 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Mr. Adams was born on March 22, 1962, in Jasper, Georgia, to Gary Claude Adams and the late ...
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.