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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 19th, 2019

Forsyth

Michelle Leigh Smith, 49, Cumming
Michelle Leigh Smith, 49, of Cumming passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019. Michelle was a lover of animals and nature.  She is preceded in death by her father, Milton Lewis ...

Gwinnett

Jalaine Dollar Smith, 78, Buford
Jalaine Dollar Smith entered Heaven’s gates and into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, October 19, 2019 following a very courageous battle with cancer. The youngest of Edith ...

Hall

Earl "Jacky" Lundy, 65, Gainesville
Earl "Jacky" Lundy, 65 of Gainesville passed away Saturday October 19, 2019 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born in Jonesboro, Georgia, Mr. Lundy had live ...
Raymond Theo Stacey, 53, Braselton
Mr. Raymond Theo Stacey, age 53, of Braselton passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will ...

Jackson

Howard Robert Bamberg, Jr, 81, Jefferson
Howard Robert Bamberg, Jr., age 81, of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Mr. Bamberg was born on June 10, 1938 in Crown Point, Indiana to the late Ho ...
Reba Sue Ayers Ginn, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Reba Sue Ayers Ginn, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Hillhaven Nursing Home.  Mrs. Ginn was born in Carnesville to the late Marvin “Jack& ...

Towns

JoAnne L. Davenport, 79, Hiawassee
JoAnne L. Davenport, 79, of Hiawassee passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at ...

White

James Grady Sears, 92, Cleveland
James Grady Sears, age 92 of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Mr. Sears was born on August 6, 1927, in Hall County to the late John Henry Sears and Etta Har ...
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