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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 24th, 2019

Forsyth

Carolyn Naomi Holbrooks, age 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019.  Carolyn was born in 1934, to the late Cecil and Clara Pitts. In addition to her parents, s ...
Meredith R. Shahpazian, 37, Cumming
Ms. Meredith R. Shahpazian 37, of Cumming, GA passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019. No services are currently scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdo ...

Gwinnett

Santiago Valez, 23, Lawrenceville
Santiago Velez, age 23 of Lawrenceville, GA, died suddenly Monday, June 24, 2019. Funeral service will be held Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 4 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pa ...

Habersham

Ronald Scott Batson, 61, Mt. Airy
Ronald Scott Batson, age 61 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 19, 1957 to Mac and Joyce Cook Batson of Mt. Airy. He was a s ...

Hall

Rodney Doyle Brock, 53, Gillsville
Rodney Doyle Brock, age 53, of Gillsville, GA passed away Monday, June 24, 2019. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 PM Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Hillside Chapel Funeral Ho ...
Gary Lee Ivester, 62, Gainesville
Gary Lee Ivester, 62, of Gainesville passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in ...
Juan Guzman Perez, 60, Gainesville
Juan Guzman Perez, 60, of Gainesville passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Born on December ...
Elizabeth Margie Hall, 90, Clermont
Elizabeth Margie Hall, age 90 of Clermont, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019. Mrs. Hall was born on June 6, 1929, in Stephens County, to the late Julius and Emma Simmons Holb ...

Other

Donald Leon Daffron, age 63 of Hull, GA passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 at his residence.   No services have been scheduled at this time.   Online condol ...

Stephens

Mr. William “Bill” H. Long, age 84 of Prather Bridge Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Beehive Assisted Living in Toccoa. A son of the late Arlie ...
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.