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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 6th, 2019

Dawson

Cliff Cofield, 65, Dawsonville
Cliff Cofield, 65, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 6, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Cofield was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert & ...

Forsyth

Elsa Vega, 39, Cumming
Elsa Vega, age 39, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 10 from 11am to 9PM at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be ...

Gwinnett

J.W. Henderson, 96, Buford
J.W. Henderson, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Henderson and Beulah Cleghorn Henderson; Howard ...

Habersham

William Maxwell “Max” King, age 97 of Alto, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on August 8, to the late Peter Lambert and Reci ...
Louise Hudson Harris, age 92, of Alto, Ga, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, following an extended illness, at a local private care facility. Mrs. Harris was born in Dekal ...
RHODA "MARDELLE" SHIRLEY MCGAHEE, age 97, Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Born in Franklin County, Georgia on November 20, 1921, she was ...

Hall

Tilden Eugene "Gene" Clopton, 78, Lula formerly of Young Harris
Tilden Eugene "Gene" Clopton, age 78, of Lula, GA, formerly of Young Harris, GA, died October 6, 2019. Survived by wife, Donna Clopton of Lula, GA. Gene served two ...
Shirley Ruth Hemphill, 81, Gainesville
Shirley Ruth Hemphill, 81, of Gainesville Georgia, died early Sunday morning, October 6, 2019, with the comfort of her two daughters after suffering complications associated with A ...
Gemanie Tanner, 99, Gainesville
Mrs. Gemanie Tanner was born August 28, 1920 in Murrayville, Ga to late Melvin Austin and Alfie Daniel Austin. Mrs. Tanner went home to be with the Lord on October 6, 2019. Ge ...
Raphael Michael Torres, 35, Gainesville
Raphael Michael Torres age 35 of Gainesville, GA passed away on October 6, 2019. He was Kintichiinii (Red House Clan) and born for Naakaii (Hispanic). He is preceded in death by hi ...

Lumpkin

Harold Dorsey Martin, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. Harold Dorsey Martin, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019. Mr. Martin was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He was born on June 16 ...
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.