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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 26th, 2019

Forsyth

Samuel Wilson, 79, Cumming
  Samuel Wilson 79, of Cumming, Ga passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldands ...

Gwinnett

Lena Maynard Burnette, 81, Buford
Lena Maynard Burnette, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, E. J. Burnette; parents, Evel ...
Laura Cantrell Pealock, 64, Suwanee
Laura Cantrell Pealock, age 64, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-one years, Michael Pealock; sister, Jil ...

Habersham

Paisley Sue Painter, inf, Cornelia
  Infant Paisley Sue Painter, age 25 days, went to be with Jesus on October 26, 2019. Born in Gainesville on October 1, 2019, Paisley was the daughter of Brittany Nicole ...
Royce Ray Hamric, 81, Cornelia
Royce Ray "Bud" Hamric age 81, of Cornelia Georgia, passed away on Saturday October 26th, 2019. Mr. Hamric was born in Atalla, Alabama on April 17, 1938 to the late D. E ...
Dorothy Inez Greason “Dot” Poole, age 77 of Baldwin, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at her residence. Born on December 4, 1941, in Calhoun, Georgia, s ...

Hall

Gregory “Greg” Jones, 61, Gainesville
Gregory “Greg” Jones, 61, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Athens following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on We ...
Patricia Louise (Vasialka) LaFrance, of Oakwood, GA, passed away at the age of 58, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, North Tower, in Gainesville, GA, on Saturday, October 26, 20 ...
Samuel “Sam” Kennedy Pinson, 23, Flowery Branch
Mr. Samuel “Sam” Kennedy Pinson, age 23, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:00 ...
Viola Evelyn Parker Campbell, age 78 of Gillsville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 26, 2019 following an extended illness. Born in Lula, Georgia in ...
Linda Gail Thomason, 68, Gainesville
After a courageous and lengthy battle against cancer, Linda Gail Thomason passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 26, 2019.  Linda’s wishes were to be cr ...

Jackson

Leroy Howington, 75, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Leroy Howington, age 75 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, October 26, 2019.  Mr. Howington was born in Commer ...

White

Wolfgang "Willie" Haug, 84, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home announces that Wolfgang "Willie" Haug, age 84 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on October 26, 2019.  The family will receive friends ...
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.