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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 6th, 2019

Forsyth

Mary Ruth Smith Chumbler, age 91, a native of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019. She was born in 1928, to the late William and Nellie Smith. Mary Ruth was a m ...

Habersham

Jack Shane Sanders, 45, Cornelia
Jack Shane Sanders, age 45, of Cornelia, GA passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Michelle Hope Kennedy Sanders, Corneli ...

Other

Joakima Chevis, 43, New Orleans, LA.
Joakima Chevis, 43, of New Orleans, LA, died November 6, 2019. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements. 
Delma D. Gositt, 75, Lexington
Delma D. Gositt, age 75, of Lexington, GA. passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at his residence.     Born on October 14, 1944, he was the son of the late J ...

White

Walter (Buddy) Johnson, 81, Cleveland
Walter "Buddy" Johnson, age 81, of Cleveland, passed away on November 6, 2019. Mr. Johnson was born in Pahokee, Florida to the late Grover and Mary Morris Johnson. He ...
Derryl Jenneane Nolan, 79, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home announces that Derryl Jenneane Nolan age 79 of Cleveland, Ga passed away on November 6, 2019. Derryl was born in Milledgeville, Ga. She is survived by h ...
Alice Mae Hadden Reinshagen, age 98, passed away November 6, 2019 at her home in White County.  She was born on May 27, 1921 at her big Antebellum home in Valley Junction, Iow ...
William Lee, 55, Cleveland
William Barney Lee, age 55 of Cleveland, passed away on November 6, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
William Barney Lee, 55, Cleveland
William Barney Lee, age 55 of Cleveland, passed away on November 6, 2019. Mr. Lee was born in Habersham County and is preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Lee, Sr.; father-in- ...
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.