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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 11th, 2019

Banks

James William “Jimmy” Wehunt, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 11, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Wehunt was born in Hartwell to ...

Forsyth

Charles Edwin “Runt” Stone, age 87, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019. Charles was born in 1931, to the late William “Bill” and Cliff Sto ...

Gwinnett

Maletha Jane Terry Griffith, age 50, of Buford, GA passed away on January 11, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her sister Shannon Terry. She is survived by her husband of t ...
Fred A. Sylvester Jr, 78, returned to his heavenly home on January 11, 2019 after a valiant battle with brain cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supporte ...

Habersham

Angus Logan Hunter, 71, Clarkesville
Angus Logan Hunter, age 71 of the Hollywood Community, Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 11, 2019.   Born in Clayton, Georgia on Aug ...

Hall

Barbara Harrison Benton, 84, Gillsville
Barbara Harrison Benton age 84 of Gillsville, Ga. died Friday January 11, 2019 in Gainesville, Ga. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 pm Saturday January 19, 2019 in the Littl ...
Cynthia Diane Carmona, 53, Gainesville
Cynthia Diane Carmona, 53, of Gainesville passed away January 11, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services will be announced later. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 ...

Jackson

Hazel McColm McClain, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hazel McColm McClain, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia. After suffering from a rare condition known as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (P. ...

Other

Daphne Watson, 60, Atlanta
Daphne Watson, 60, of Atlanta, GA, died January 11, 2019. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements.
Hershel Howington, 67, Hart
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hershel Howington, age 67 of Hartwell, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, January 11, 2019.  Mr. Howing ...

White

Charles Ralph Barrett, 80, Cleveland
  Mr. Charles Ralph Barrett, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019. Charles was born February 27, 1938 in Cleveland, GA to the late Carl and Cleo Tod ...
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.