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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Nov 15th, 2019

Banks

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Louis Dennis, Jr., age 61 of Homer, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, November 15, 2019.  Mr. Dennis was born in Atla ...

Forsyth

Jerry D. Jennings, 73, Cumming
Jerry D. Jennings of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Tampa, Florida passed away peacefully at home with his family attending on November 15, 2019, at the age of 73. A Celebration ...
Retta 'Cricket' Bryant, 62, Cumming
Retta “Cricket” Bryant, age 62, of Cumming, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019. Retta was born in 1957, to the late Kimsey and Juanita Kimbarl. She was a member of S ...

Gwinnett

Samarah Diane Masiah, 16, Suwanee
Samarah Diane Masih, age 16 of Suwanee, GA, died suddenly Sunday, November 10, 2019. Funeral service will be held Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 1 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel ...
Ernest Paul Sloan, 74, Fairplay, SC, formerly Hoschton
Ernest Paul Sloan, age 74, of  Fairplay, SC, formerly of Hoschton, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019. He was preceded in death by parents, Branson and Colena Wood S ...

Hall

Margaret Purcell Holcomb Pierce, 80, of Lula passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov ...
William S. Smith, Sr., 80, Gainesville
William S. Smith, Sr. of Gainesville Georgia went to his heavenly home on Friday, November 15, 2019. He was born on July 14, 1939. Mr. Smith retired from the United States Postal S ...
Sheila Dianne Wagner, 60, Flowery Branch
Shelia Dianne Wagner, age 60, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019. She was preceded in death by parents, Leon and Ruby McDaniel, and nephew, Kenneth &ldqu ...

Jackson

Shirley Easter (Esther) Buckley-Kane, age 84, of Commerce passed away at her daughter’s residence on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:53 a.m. She was born October 4, 1935 in Bo ...
Elizabeth Ann Kelly, 76, Jefferson
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Kelley, age 76, of Jefferson, GA died Friday, November 15, 2019 at Southern Pines.  Mrs. Kelley was born in Hawkinsville to the late J.W. and Beatrice Sutto ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Edward Aaron Pritchett, Sr., age 72, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Ed was born in Cleveland, Georgia o ...
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.