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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 23rd, 2019

Forsyth

Millie Ona Childers, age 88, passed away peacefully the evening of October 23, 2019.  Millie was born October 21, 1931 in Union County, Georgia to Howard Pat Higdon and Martha ...

Gwinnett

Nellie Foster Nichols, 97, Suwanee
Nellie Foster Nichols, age 97, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019. She was preceded in death by son, Johnny Preston Foster; and first husband, Harold Foster. Mr ...
Robert Lamar Poole, 78, Suwanee
Robert Lamar Poole, 78, of Suwanee passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and good friend to many, Lamar was known for ...

Habersham

Jessie McConnell, 84, Mt. Airy
Jessie Rebecca Ansley McConnell, age 84 of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at her residence.  Born in Habersham County on April 14, 1935, she was a daugh ...

Hall

Nathaniel Burton, 72, Gainesville
Nathaniel Burton was born in Elbert County on March 21,1947 to the late Leo and Catherine (Dubose) Burton. He was married to Phyllis (Rucker) Burton for 48 years. They were bles ...
McArthur Randolph, Gainesville
Mr. McArthur (Tom) Randolph was born May 12, 1948 in Jackson County, Georgia. He was the son of the late Mr. John Franklin, Jr. and Mrs. Ruby C. Randolph. He departed this life on ...
  Mrs. Mary Croley “Kathy” Thompson age 77 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday October 23, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. &nb ...

Jackson

Carol Irene Coe, 79, Commerce
Carol Irene Coe, age 79, of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  She is survived by her husband of fifty-four years, Michael Coe, Commerce, GA; children, Mar ...
Hazel P. Lester, 87, Nicholson
  Mrs. Hazel P. Lester, age 87, of Nicholson died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at St. Gabriel of Athens.  Mrs. Lester was born in Nicholson to the late, Theo and Paulin ...
Laird Phillips, 85, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Laird Phillips, age 85 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  Mr. Phillips was born in Ja ...
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.