Thursday December 12th, 2019 2:56AM

Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 18th, 2019


Mr. Joseph Lawton Estes Jr., age 96, of Winder, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Magnolia Estates of Winder. Mr. Estes was a member of the Winder First Bap ...
Betty Ogle Maynard, 90, Winder
Mrs. Betty Ogle Maynard, age 90, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 18, 2019.  A native of Hall County, she was born May 10, 1929 to Hoyt and Allene Williams Ogle who pre ...
Reba Shields, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Reba Odessa Jones Shields, 102 of Blountstown, Florida who passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at her home. Reba was born August 6, ...


Sandra Gail Tallant, 61, Dawsonville
Sandra Gail Tallant, age 61, of Dawsonville, GA passed away November 18, 2019. She was preceded in death by her sister; Patty Jo Gathof. She was a loving & caring wife, mother, ...


William H. Grimes, III, 51, Cumming
William H. Grimes, III, age 51, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019. No services will be held at this time. Care and trust placed in McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory, ...


Patsy Diane Pruitt, 69, Mt. Airy
  Patsy Diane Pruitt, age 69, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019. Mrs. Pruitt was born on May 22, 1950 in Habersham County to the late Woodro ...


George Franklin Baskin, 85, Flowery Branch
George Franklin Baskin, age 85, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Monday, November 18, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Frances Dianne Baskin, Flowery ...
Frankie Jean Porter, 83, Gainesville
Frankie Jean Porter age 83 of Gainesville passed away Monday November 18, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Porter was born in Cleveland, Georgia on June 16, 19 ...
Mary Frances Turk, 95, Gainesville
Mary Frances Turk, 95, of Gainesville passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at New Horizons Lanier Park. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 201 ...
Shirley Conner Turpin, 73, Gainesville
Shirley Conner Turpin, age 73 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on November 13, 2019 following an extended illness. Shirley was born February 28, 1946 in Gainesville, Georgia. ...
Mark Johnathan Bruce, 48, Gainesville
Mark Johnathan Bruce, 48, of Gainesville passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, No ...
Richard Hudgins, 58, Gainesville,
Richard “Ricky” Hudgins age 58 of Gainesville, passed away Monday November 18, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Hudgins was born November 1, 1961 to ...
Joseph Loyd Martin, 82, Gainesville
Joseph Loyd Martin. 82, of Gainesville passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, ...
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.