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Obituaries & Related Stories

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

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Andrew “Drew” Nicholas House, age 25, of Winder, GA passed away on Wedneday, October 2, 2019. He is survived by his mother, Cynthia Elaine Wise, Winder, GA; father, Jim ...

Dawson

Ralph Samples, 92, Dawsonville
Ralph Samples, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday October 2, 2019 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born April 12, 1927 in Chamblee, Georgia to the ...

Gwinnett

James Randy “Big Randy” Coggins, age 73, of Buford, GA, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Dianne Johnson Cog ...
Richard Bonss, 79, Suwanee
  Richard Bonss, age 79, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-eight years, Susan R. Bonss.  Mr. B ...

Habersham

Sharon Anita Hicks, 55, Demorest
Sharon Anita Hicks, age 55 of Demorest, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Mrs. Hicks was born on February 7, 1964, in Commerce, Georgia, to Marie Wiley Loggins and the ...
Gena Davis, 80, Cornelia
  Gena Davis, age 80, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, De ...
Olen King, 88, Alto
Olen Jack King, age 88, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Mr. King's wishes were to be cremated and no formal services are planned at this time. ...

Hall

Florence Cook Beasley, 72, Gainesville
Ms. Florence Cook Beasley age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday October 02, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Sat ...
Rev. William F. “Bill” Surrett age 92 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday October 02, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Jackson

Uriah Columbus Brown, 95, Commerce
Uriah Columbus Brown, age 95 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.   Born on June 4, 1924 in Jefferson, GA, he was the son of the late Tilman C. and Flo ...
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