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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 18th, 2019


“J. W.” Bailey, 91, Sugar Hill
“J. W.” Bailey, age 91, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-seven and a half years, Nell Camp Bai ...
Larry Knowels, 81, Buford
Coach Larry Knowels, age 81, of Buford passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living, surrounded by his family. The family will receive friends 6:00 &ndash ...


Carl Clinton Henson, Sr., 88, Mt. Airy
Carl Clinton Henson, Sr., age 88 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Born in Murphy, North Carolina on February 05, 1931, he was a son of the late Z ...


JoAnn Chambers Banks, Gainesville
JoAnn Chambers Banks passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019, following an extended illness. She was loved dearly by her family and will be missed beyond measure.     ...
Douglas Newton Dryden, 96, Flowery Branch
Douglas Newton Dryden, age 96, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James Raymond and Elma Dryden; wife of fift ...
Keith Fraser, 56, Flowery Branch
Mr. Keith Fraser, age 56, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his family. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ...
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.