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Thursday December 12th, 2019 3:11AM

Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 12th, 2019

Banks

Edward “Eddie” Ralph Nixon, age 47 of Maysville, GA, passed away Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at his residence.   Mr. Nixon was born July 16th, 1971 in Gain ...

Forsyth

Bertha Ellen Holland, 78, Cumming
Bertha Ellen Holland, age 78, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019. She was born in 1940, to the late Ewell and Ellen Key. In addition to her parents, she is prec ...

Gwinnett

Kenneth C. Rothacker, 73, Norcross
Kenneth C. Rothacker, age 73 of Norcross, GA, died suddenly Saturday, January 12, 2019. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial C ...

Hall

Martha Ann Davis Crenshaw native and lifetime resident of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019 following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late John ...
Kent Sterling Lynn, 48, Flowery Branch
Mr. Kent Sterling Lynn, age 47, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Christ Place Chapel ( ...
Jean Head Wallace, 90, Gainesville
Jean Head Wallace, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 ...

Jackson

Richard Aubrey McKinstry, Jr., age 92, of Hoschton and formerly of Arkansas, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019.  Funeral services with military honors will be held 5:00 p ...
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.