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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 8th, 2019

Gwinnett

Paul Fortune Long, 86, Hoschton
Paul Fortune Long, age 86, of Hoschton, GA, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Lillian Lowey Long; sons, Gary Steven (Christ ...

Habersham

Tony Roger Sullivan, 60, Mt. Airy
Tony Roger Sullivan, age 60, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019. Born in Habersham County to the late Roy and Icie Myers Sullivan. Tony was employed with T ...

Hall

Alden "Al" C. Laird Jr., of Gainesville, passed away Saturday June 8, 2019. AL was born in Troy, New York to the late, Alden Coe Laird, Sr. and Laura Beckstrom Laird.& ...
Mary Jeanette Jones Schacht, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2019. She was born in Durham County, North Carolina on May 17 ...
Farris Arnold Coker, 79, Gainesville
Farris Arnold Coker, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away June 8, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Coker was born Jan. 13, 1940 in Blairsville to the late Arnold ...
Sue Sullens Garrett, 59, Gainesville
Sue Sullens Garrett age 59 of Gainesville passed away Thursday June 6, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Garrett was born on June 24, 1959 in Hall County to the ...

Rabun

Shirley Mae Cummins Manry, 72, Mountain City
Shirley Mae Cummins Manry, age 72, of Mountain City, Ga., passed away June 8, 2019 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Elmer Elisha Cummins and Henrietta Denny Darr ...

Stephens

Annie Pearl Sullens Payne, 91, Hoschton formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Annie Pearl Sullens Payne, age 91, of Longleaf Drive in Hoschton, Georgia and a former longtime resident of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Waterford at Oakwood, ...

White

William Earl Alexander, 77, Cleveland
William Earl Alexander, age 77, of Cleveland passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Mr. Alexander was born on September 27th, 1941 in Cleveland, GA. He was preceded in death by ...
Paul R. Croslin, age 67, passed away on June 8, 2019.  Paul was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, in May of 1952.  He attended Boca Ciega High where he proudly was ...
Gaynell Satterfield Harkins, Gay as she was known throughout her life, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital of heart failure after a bout of bro ...
James Henry Roach Jr., 73, Cleveland
Mr. James Henry Roach, Jr., age 73, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019. Mr. Roach was born in Jackson County, Ga to the late James Henry and Rosella Garrett Roach. ...
Edward 'Eddie' Rowland, 77, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mr. Edward "Eddie" Rowland, age 77, of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019. Mr. Rowland was born in Pennsylvania to William Edward and Betty Ellen Row ...
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