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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 8th, 2019

Dawson

Walter Joseph France, 71, Dawsonville
Walter Joseph France, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 8, 2019. Mr. France was born in Bronx, NY to the late Walter Eugene France and Josephine Mobilio France. Als ...
Lois Ridley, Dawsonville
Lois W. Bailey Ridley was born in Dawson County on October 22, 1931.  She passed away on Tuesday October 8, 2019. Lois was a very active member of the Liberty Baptist ...
Michael J. “Mike” Saner, 77, Dawsonville
Michael J. “Mike” Saner, 77, of Dawsonville passed away on Tuesday October 8, 2019 at his residence. Make was born December 30, 1941 in Red Oak, Iowa to the late Joh ...

Forsyth

Joel Turene Lanham, 64, Cumming
Joel Turene Lanham, 64 of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Mr. Lanham is preceded in death by his father and mother; Defoix Lanham, and Juanita Lanham. He is ...
Ricky Jerry Tallant, 65, Cumming
Ricky Jerry Tallant, 65, a life-long resident of Cumming passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Ricky was a gentle soul with a big heart, always doing for others before himself. He ...

Gwinnett

Rev. Vladimir Verenich, of Buford, GA passed away peacefully surrounded with family at his home on October 8, 2019 at the age of 81.  He was preceded in death by his wife of f ...

Habersham

Donald Eugene Hill, 83, Clarkesville
Donald Eugene Hill, age 83 of Clarkesville passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. An online guest registry is available at Hills ...
Donald Hill, 83, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Donald Eugene Hill, age 83 of Clarkesville will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Tommy Childress will off ...

Hall

Charles Alvin Barrett, 89, Gainesville
Charles Alvin Barrett, 89, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October ...
Carol Cratin Ferrell, 88, Gainesville
Carol Cratin Ferrell, 88 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday October 8, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. ...
Daniel Buffington, 84, Gillsville
Daniel “Dan” Lamar Buffington age 84 of Gillsville passed away Tuesday October 8, 2019 at the Bell-Minor home. Mr. Buffington was born in Gillsville on December 29, ...
Inez Shirley Goosby, Gainesville
Mrs. Inez Shirley Goosby was born July 27, 1945, to the late Eva Bailey in Gainesville, GA. She  was married to the late John C. Goosby in Jefferson, GA. She later moved to Ap ...
Antonio Luna- Ramirez, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Antonio Luna- Ramirez, 74, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019at St. John Paul II C ...
Lois Porter, 88, Lula
Mrs. Lois Mooney Porter, age 88 of Lula died Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Willow Wood Nursing Home.  Mrs. Porter was born in Ellijay to the late, Delmar and Ollie Stover Cochra ...
Johnny G. Young, 57, Gainesville
Johnny G. Young, 57 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on October 8, 2019. Johnny leaves to cherish his memories his three daughters, Brandi Buffington, Keyonia (Clint) Cade, and Ja ...

Jackson

Ella Mae Scott Milner, 69, Commerce
Ella Mae Scott Milner, 69, of Commerce, GA, died October 8, 2019. Graveside service will be held Saturday October 12, 2019 at Tabor's Chapel CME Church, Ila. Dexter T. Sims Mor ...
Regina Wilson, 55, Commerce
Mrs. Regina Denice Wilson, age 55, of Commerce, died Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Wilson was born in Gainesville to Phyllis Parson Baker of Com ...

Other

Joseph Alden Suguitan of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Fu ...
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.