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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 12th, 2019

Banks

Ivie Funeral  Home announces services for Mr. William Arnold Chesser 78  of Homer who passed away Wednesday June 12, 2019.  Survivors include his wife Johnnie R. Che ...
Johnny L. White, 57, Lula
Johnny L. White, age 57 of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Born in Thomaston, Georgia on February 2, 1962 to the late John Lafayette (J.L.) and Frances Ruth Crisp ...

Dawson

Gwendolyn Jackson Lunceford, 86, Dawsonville
Mrs. Gwendolyn Jackson Lunceford, age 86, of Dawsonville, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Mrs. Lunceford was born on November 22, 1932, in Barnesville, Georgia, to the lat ...

Gwinnett

James H. Baker, 90, Buford
On June 12, 2019 James H. Baker, age 90, departed from his earthly life into his eternal life in Heaven. He was raised by his grandparents, Frank and Emma Baker in the Grove Park a ...

Habersham

Bobby Kenneth Canup, 78, Clarkesville
A celebration of life service to honor Bobby Kenneth Canup, age 78 of Clarkesville, will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 12 Noon at Center Baptist Church in Roberstown. Pastor M ...

Hall

Charlotte Audrey Sawyer, 86, Gainesville
Charlotte Audrey Sawyer, 86, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Oaks at Limestone. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 201 ...
Cora Sue Cheek, 79, Oakwood
Cora Sue Cheek passed away peacefully at home on June 12, 2019. Sue is preceded in death by her “Pop” Milton Sprayberry, Mom-Sarah Sprayberry, and sister Vera Lively ...

Jackson

Jeffrey Lyn Edge, 58, Commerce
Mr. Jeffrey Lyn Edge, age 58, of Commerce died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Edge was born in Gainesville to the late, J.C. and Maudane Truelove Edge.  ...
Claudine McClure Kesler, 83, Commerce
Mrs. Claudine McClure Kesler, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs. Kesler was born in Commerce to the late Claude and Maude Hollifield ...
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