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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 2nd, 2019

Banks

Roy Samuel Gardiner, age 82 of Lula, GA passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Born on Sept. 5, 1936 in Maysville, GA, he was the son of the late Morris and Ada Parker Gardiner. H ...

Dawson

Denise Pilcher, 58, Dawsonville
Denise Pilcher, age 58, of Dawsonville, Ga., passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at her home. Denise was employed by State Farm Insurance Company at the corporate office in John ...
Dorothy Jones, 82, Dawsonville
Dorothy Jones, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 2, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born February 12, 1936 to the ...

Forsyth

Angela Maria Medley, 59, Cumming
Angela Maria Medley, age 59, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2018. Angela was a member of Alpharetta Church of God. She loved to garden and color with her glitter ...

Gwinnett

Lonia Porter Roberts, 90, Sugar Hill
Lonia Porter Roberts, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019. She was preceded in death by parents, George W. and Mamie Porter; sister, Elsie Maddox; brot ...

Habersham

Bart Devlin Durham, 51, Demorest
Bart Devlin Durham, age 51, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 4, 2019, at Demorest ...

Hall

Helen Loretta Clark, 79, Murrayville
Mrs. Helen Loretta Clark, age 79, of Murrayville, passed away on January 2, 2019 at her residence. Born July 7, 1939 in Saranac Lake, NY to parents Raymond and Nabe White LaBo ...
Blanche Steffens Cook, 93, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Blanche Steffens Cook, age 93, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Barrow, surrounded by her family. Privat ...
Thomas Monroe Holton, 73, Gainesville
Thomas Monroe Holton, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, J ...
Carol Ann Mayfield, 61, Formerly of Flowery Branch
Carol Ann Mayfield, age 61, formerly of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019. She was a loving daughter, sister, and aunt who lived life to the fullest. ...
Geraldine (Jerry) Conner LeBlanc, 87, Flowery Branch
Geraldine (Jerry) Conner LeBlanc, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at her home, surrounded by family and friends. She was 87 years old. Jerry spent ...

Jackson

Nathan Samuel Mize, 74, Commerce
Nathan Samuel Mize, age 74 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Born on June 3, 1944 in Commerce, GA he was the son of the late Thad and Frankie Mize. He was a m ...
Mary Jo Riley Reed, 89, Pendergrass
            Mrs. Mary Jo Riley Reed, age 89 of Pendergrass, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 with her ...

Lumpkin

Edwin "Ed" Cook, 81, Dahlonega
  Edwin “Ed” Lee Cook, age 81 of Dahlonega, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Mr. Cook was born on March, 24, 1934, in Memphis, Texas, to the late R ...
Thelma P. Whelchel, 97, Dahlonega
  Mrs. Thelma Whelchel, age 97, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Mrs. Whelchel was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Cou ...

Other

Maya Handler, 15, Alpharetta
  Maya Handler 15, of Alpharetta, Ga passed away on January 2, 2019. Maya is predeceased in death by her grandfather Mack Warren. Maya is survived by her loving paren ...

White

  Anthony Joseph “Tony” Merante, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Tony was born on October 31, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York, ...
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