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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Mar 3rd, 2019

Banks

John Michael McLendon, age 55, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Mr. McLendon was born on January 15, 1964, in Jesup, Georgia. He was preceded in death ...

Forsyth

Ms. Peggy Sue Word Blackwell, 52, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 after an extended illness.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her hu ...
Haven Earl Reed, 66, Cumming
Haven Earl Reed 66, of Cumming, GA passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 3, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may ...

Gwinnett

Tony Lee Callahan, 72, Loganville
Tony Lee Callahan, age 72, of Loganville, GA passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Mattie Callahan; and grandchildren, Amanda Ca ...
Christine Brock Hughes, age 79 of Buford, GA, died Sunday, March 3, 2019 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mi ...

Habersham

Herman Junior Gaddis, 70, Gillsville
Herman Junior Gaddis, 70, of Gillsville passed away March 3, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in ...

Hall

Ryan Alex Oreszko, 19, Flowery Branch
Ryan Alex Oreszko, 19, of Flowery Branch passed away March 3, 2019. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. The ...
Tammy Leigh Lutz, 58, Flowery Branch
Tammy Leigh Lutz, age 58, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marcia Weaver; sister, Lisa Ann Pendry. She is survive ...
Walter (Bud) Albert McNeal, 73, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Walter (Bud) Albert McNeal, 73, of Gainesville. Rev. Phil Parks, ...

Jackson

Joyce Elaine Fowler, 74, Braselton
Joyce Elaine Fowler, age 74 of Braselton passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Robert Eugene “Gene” Parsons, age 78, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. Mr. Parsons was born in Hall County on July 22, 1940 to the late Dewitt and ...

Other

Edmund Wallace Cotter (Eddy) of Atlanta, GA, born October 20, 1919 in East Rockaway, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019.  An original member of the Army-Air Corps in ...
Jonathan Riffe, 52, Madison
Jonathan Riffe was born Nov 6,1966. To the belated Constance Garner  and John Riffe in Gainesville , Ga 30501.     He left behind sisters and brothers .. Ca ...

Stephens

Noah Lawson Newkirk, 15, Toccoa
Noah Lawson Newkirk, age 15 months of Highway 184, Toccoa passed away Saturday, March 3, 2019 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A son of Joseph and Rachel Lawson Newkir ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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