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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 27th, 2019

Forsyth

Col. David Joseph Evans, Sr., (USAF retired) age 92, of Cumming, GA., passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Dave was preceded in death by h ...
Fred Henry Overton, Jr. was born in Crofton, KY on 11/9/38 to Fred Henry Overton, Sr. and Irene Haskins.  He grew up working in the tobacco fields, fishing and playing basketb ...

Gwinnett

Walter E. Nix, Buford
Walter E. Nix, November 13, 1945 - October 27, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Linda Nix; mother-in-law, Lyman and Jeanette Sudderth Mauldin; brothers ...
John C. Upchurch, 63, Sugar Hill
John C. “Johnny” Upchurch, Jr., age 63, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019.  He is survived by his wife, Frankie Upchurch, Sugar Hill, GA; p ...

Habersham

Floyd Lee Tomlin, 59, Cornelia
Floyd Lee Tomlin, age 59, of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Born on August 20, 1960, in Atlanta, he was a son of the late Amos and Florence Cunningham Tomlin ...

Hall

Verna Sampson Davis, 95, Gainesville formerly of Skylake Community
Verna Sampson Davis, age 95, of Gainesville, Georgia formerly of the Skylake Community passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Mrs. Davis was born on May 9, 1924 in Lucas Count ...
Mrs. Catheryn “Cathy” L. Martin, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019. Mrs. Martin is proceeded in death by her parents, William and ...
Janis Lee Pichetto, 69, Flowery Branch
Janis Lee Pichetto (née Anderson), 69, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019.  She was born January 25, 1950 to Charles and Valda Anderson in S ...
Edward Shock, Jr., 52, Gainesville
Edward Shock, Jr, 52 of Gainesville passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Gwinnett Northside Medical Center. Funeral services will be announced later. Born on December 9, 1 ...
Glenda J. Wallace, 76, Gainesville
Glenda J. Wallace, 76,  of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 27th. She is preceded in death by her daughter Melanie Wallace, her mother, Doris Small Hale ...

Jackson

Molly "Jeanette" Willie, 70, Hoschton
Mrs. Molly “Jeanette” Willie, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019. Memorial Services will be 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in the Chape ...
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.