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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 9th, 2019

Gwinnett

Stephen John Gaignard, Sr., a resident of Suwanee, Georgia and former resident of Duluth, Georgia from 1984 – 2017, died February 9, 2019 after a prolonged illness.   ...

Habersham

Grady Watson Cook, 92, Alto
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Grady Watson Cook, age 92 of Alto, who passed away on Saturday, February 09, 2019.      Arrangem ...

Hall

Rev. Roy Lee, 86, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Rev. Roy Lee, 86, of Gainesville. Rev. Stanley Jackson will of ...
Nancy Robertson Mills, 82, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Nancy Robertson Mills, age 82, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019. Private Family Services will be held. Mrs. Mills was born October 8, 1936 in Pri ...
Hershel Wayne Scott, 59, of Lula passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019. No services are planned at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesv ...
Ethel L. Gibson Whelchel, 94, Gainesville
Ethel L. Gibson Whelchel, 94, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in the Chapel ...

Jackson

Brenda Kay Spain, 64, Commerce
Mrs. Brenda Kay Spain, age 64, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Spain was born in Cannonsburg, PA to the lat ...

Other

Elizabeth Reeves Kimzey, age 105, of Athens, Georgia, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Mrs. Kimzey was born on October 12, 1913, in Cant ...

Rabun

Shane Coker Stikeleather, 55, of Clayton, Georgia passed away on February 9, 2019. Shane was born June 24, 1963, in Arcadia, Florida, the son of Sonja Ann Coker Stikeleather and th ...
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