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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 16th, 2019

Banks

Ernest A. Petterson, 66, Homer
Ernest A. Petterson age 66 of Homer passed away July 16, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Petterson was born August 28, 1952 in Callicoon, New York to the late ...
Mr. Forrest Edwin Blevins, age 83, of Homer died Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Blevins was born in Sciotoville, OH to the late, Theodore and Margaret Hill Blev ...

Forsyth

Gloria Louise Brooks, 70, Cumming
Gloria Louise Brooks 70, of Cumming, GA passed away on July 16, 2019.   No services are scheduled at this time.   Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonald ...

Gwinnett

Jimmy Waters Wheeler, 80, Lawrenceville
 Mr. Jimmy Waters Wheeler, age 80, of Lawrenceville died Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Wheeler was born in Commerce to the late, Clifford Allen and Nellie ...

Hall

Betty Brooks Lathem, 87, Clermont
Betty Brooks Lathem, 87 of Clermont, GA  passed away Tuesday July 16, 2019 following an extended illness at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Betty was born August 16, ...
Cheri Beth Davis, 55, Gainesville
Cheri Beth Davis age 55 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday July 16, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Cheri was born March 7, 1964 in Hanford, CA to Jack & ...
Sylvia Lee Gardner, 54, Gainesville
God set the time for birth: Sylvia Lee Gardner was born on February 5, 1965 in Gainesville, GA and is daughter of Ms. Janice Gardner. God set the time for learning: She always e ...

Jackson

Donna Carter Bone, 86, Commerce
Mrs. Donna Carter Bone, age 86, of Commerce died Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mrs. Bone was born in Macon, GA to the late, Perue and Margaret ...

Other

Mrs. Edna Joyce Sosby English, age 79 of Ridge View Road, Lavonia passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia. A daughter of the late ...
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