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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 24th, 2019

Dawson

Joyce Gardner, 87, Dawsonville
Joyce Gardner, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 24, 2019 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born October 21, 1932 in Virginia Beach, Virgi ...

Forsyth

Charles B. “Chuck” McBride, 68, of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019. Chuck was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He was a kind friend who n ...
Margaret Maria Reese, 50, Cumming
Margaret Maria Reese, age 50, passed away on October 24, 2019 due to complications from heart surgery. She was born in Las Vegas, Nevada to John Simmons Sr and Jacoba Simmons. S ...

Gwinnett

Doug Padgette, Buford
Doug Padgette, a long-time resident of Atlanta and a fixture on Lake Lanier for decades, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Thursday, October 24th. Doug was bor ...

Hall

David & Noe Matias, inf, Gainesville
David Matias & Noe Matias infant twin sons of Andres Jose Matias & Dominga Matias Pascual passed away October 24, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The twin ...
Cesar Salazar, 35, Flowery Branch
Mr. Cesar Salazar age 35 of Flowery Branch, Ga passed away on Thursday October 24, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton following a sudden illness.   Fun ...

Lumpkin

John Sanford, 68, Dahlonega
Mr. John Sanford, age 68, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019. Mr. Sanford was born in Lumpkin County on October 31, 1950 to the late Earl and Edna Wood Sanford. ...
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.