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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jun 28th, 2019

Banks

Mrs. Joyce Elizabeth Tolbert Standridge, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Friday, June 28, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Standridge was born in Commerce t ...

Dawson

Thomas H. Owen, 86, Dawsonville
Thomas H. Owen, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Friday June 28, 2019 at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born May 27, 1933 to the late Willia ...

Forsyth

Kelly Jo Jefferis, 39, Cumming
Kelly Jo Jefferis, age 39 , of Cumming, Georgia, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019. Ms. Jefferis is survived by her life long partner Matthew Rush of Cumming, Georgia and two da ...

Gwinnett

Claude M. Feagins, 65, Buford
Claude M. Feagins, age 65, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mamie Elrod Feagins; and brother, Joseph Franklin ...

Habersham

Marjory A. “Margie” Essex, 69, Clarkesville
Marjory A. “Margie” Essex, age 69 of Clarkesville, GA, died Friday, June 28, 2019 after an unexpected sudden illness. Funeral service will be held Friday, July 5, 2019 ...

Hall

Robert Douglas “Peanut” Haynes age 73 of Gainesville passed away Friday June 28, 2019 at his residence. “Peanut” was born November 9, 1945 in Gainesville ...

White

Terry Wilson Thrift, 57, Helen
Terry Wilson Thrift, age 57 of Helen, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019. Mr. Thrift was born May 26, 1962 to late Robert and Dorothy Nix Thrift. Terry was the Maintenance Superv ...
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.