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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Nov 8th, 2019

Forsyth

Rubin Monroe Garland, 82, Cumming
Rubin Monroe Garland, 82, of Cumming passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019.  Monroe was a hardworking man who was always busy and loved to fish.  A U.S. Army veteran, he ...
Larry Stephen Samples, 72, Cumming
Larry Stephen Samples, 72, of Cumming passed away Friday, November 8, 2019.  Larry was a great husband, father and brother.  He enjoyed deer hunting, golf and NASCAR raci ...

Gwinnett

Linda Louise Thacker City passed away on November 8, 2019. She was born on September 30, 1948 in Bloomington, Indiana. She graduated from Worthington-Jefferson High School in 1966. ...
Cathy Lee Barnett Sangokoya, 58, of Duluth passed away Friday, November 8, 2019. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Monday, November 11, 2019 from ...

Hall

Joan Maddox, 75, Gainesville
Joan Maddox, 75, of Gainesville passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in the Chapel of ...
Laura Sue Lee, 75, passed away on Friday November 8, 2019.  Laura was born in Jackson County but lived most of her life in Hall County.  She was a homemaker and ...
Ginny G. Moore, 65, Gainesville
Ms. Ginny G. Moore age 65 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday November 8, 2019 following an extended illness.           &n ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas David Cantrell, Jr., age 64 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, November 8, 2019.  Mr. Cantrell was born i ...

Lumpkin

Bascom Junior Martin, 68, Dahlonega
Mr. Bascom Junior Martin, age 68, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, November 8, 2019. Mr. Martin was born in Hall County on July 18, 1951 to the late Willie Bascom, Sr. and Sarah ...

Other

Tina Denise Cheeks Norman, 57, Dayton, Ga. formerly of Gainesville, Ga.
Tina Denise Cheeks Norman, 57, of Dayton, GA, formerly of Gainesville, GA, died November 8, 2019. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements.

White

Joseph E. Topper, 83, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Joseph E. Topper, age 83, of Cleveland. Mr. Topper passed away Friday, November 8, 2019.    Funeral arr ...
Joseph Edgar Topper, Jr., 83, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Joseph Edgar Topper Jr., age 83 of Cleveland. Mr. Topper passed away Friday, November 8, 2019. No local services are pl ...
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.