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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 9th, 2019

Banks

Mary Vernice Waldrop, age 87, of Lula passed away Wednesday October 9, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Cha ...

Barrow

Shirley Judson, 55, Statham
Shirley Ann Judson, age 55, of Statham passed away Wednesday October 9, 2019.  Shirley loved gardening, squirrel and bird watching. She loved arts and crafts.  She loved ...

Dawson

Mary Lorene 'Lorie' Bruce, 53, Dawsonville
Mary Lorene “Lorie” Bruce, 53 of Dawsonville, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019.  She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond Helton. Survivors include ...

Forsyth

Joe Howard Neal, 80, Cumming
Joe Howard Neal, age 80, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019.  He is survived by his companion of thirty-three years, Johnnie Mae Youngblood Hayes, Cumming, ...
James “Jimmy” Robert Reynolds, age 73, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.  Jimmy was born in 1946, to the late David and Dorothy Reynolds. ...

Habersham

Mae King Savage, 80, Demorest
Mae King Savage, age 80, of Demorest, GA, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at local area hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Savage was born born ...
Jackie Leon Flanagan, 64, Cornelia
Jackie Leon Flanagan, age 64 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Born on February 3, 1955 in Demorest, he was a son of the late John Vance and Martha Jane Er ...

Hall

Barbara Sue Brawner, 73, Gainesville
Barbara Sue Brawner, 73, of Gainesville, GA, died October 9, 2019. She leaves to cherish her memories to her children, Drexter A. (Vanessa) Pyant, Stephanie (Albert) Wayman, Cla ...
Dora Virginia Harrison Collins, 83, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the Bell Minor Home following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:0 ...
Clara A. Hernandez, 49, Gainesville
Mrs. Clara A. Hernandez, 49, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday Oct. 9, 2019 at her residence following an  extended illness, Complete arrangements will be announced at a la ...
Graceson Brockington, Inf, Oakwood
Graceson Noel Brockington, Infant son of Zandreonna Brockington Passed away Wednesday Oct. 9, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Survivors other that his mother inclu ...
Carol Cratin Ferrell, 88, Gainesville
Carol Cratin Ferrell was born in Memphis Tennessee on Christmas Day, December 25, 1930. She was the daughter of James Bernard Cratin and Zula Lee Cratin of Memphis. An active membe ...
Ruthel Harper, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruthel Harper, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the residence of her granddaughter following an extended illness.   Funeral ser ...

Other

Ruby Worley Standridge, 84, Athens formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruby Worley Standridge, age 84, of Athens, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Wednesday, October 9, 2019.  Mr ...
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.