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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 5th, 2019

Forsyth

Dewey Gordon McCulley, 85, Cumming
Dewey Gordon McCulley, of Cumming, Ga. passed away in the early morning of February 5, 2019 at the age of 85. After years of battling heart issues and dementia, he died peacefully ...
Alice Janette Barfield, 83, Cumming
Alice Janette Barfield, age 83, of Cumming, GA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Janette was born in 1935, to the late W.H. and Agnes Coleman. ...
Kimberly Ann George Brennan was born July 26, 1966 to Earl and Linda George in Stuttgart, Arkansas. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.  Kimberly attend ...

Hall

James Candler Helton, 80, Gainesville
Mr. James Candler Helton, age 80, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Emory University Hospital Midtown following an extended illness.    ...
Azalee Elizabeth Hughes Ladd, 98, Gainesville
Azalee Elizabeth Hughes Ladd, 98 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. ...
Harry Franklin Rue, 79, Gainesville
Harry Franklin Rue was born in Jobstown, New Jersey, January 6, 1940, to parents Harvey and Esther Rue.  He was preceded in death by his son, Henry Rue. Mr. Rue is sur ...
Dorothy (Dot) Sharp Sparkman, 83, Gainesville
Dorothy (Dot) Sharp Sparkman, 83, departed for heaven on February 5, 2019. Interment will take place on Friday, March 8, at 2:00 p.m. at the Thompson Cemetery, Prentiss, MS. A memo ...
Roy Allen Robertson, 62, Gainesville
Roy Allen Robertson, age, 62 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Allen Robertson. He is survived by his wife, V ...

Jackson

Mr. Robert Joseph “Bob” Cowan, age 91, of Jefferson, GA died Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at The Palms at Lake Spivey.  Mr. Cowan was born in Atlanta to the late Hira ...

Lumpkin

Margaret Staffieri, 75, Dahlonega
Margaret Staffieri, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA. formerly of Cumming, GA. passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. She attended Little Flower High School in Philadelphia. The fam ...
Barbara Ann Tolbert, 71, Dahlonega
Mrs. Barbara Ann Tolbert, age 71, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Barbara was born in Hall County on October 3, 1947 to the late David Clifton and Mary Euge ...
James Robert Wright, 71, Dahlonega
Mr. James Robert Wright, age 71 of Dahlonega GA passed away on Tuesday February 5th at his residence. Born in Fulton County on June 15, 1947 to parents Robert Wiley Wright and Mary ...

White

Clarence Allen Isbell, 79, Cleveland
Mr. Clarence Allen Isbell, age 79 of Pine Crest Circle, Cleveland passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Landmark Hospital, Athens, Georgia. A son of the late John Terrell Isb ...
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.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86