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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 20th, 2019


Fred Tanner, 86, Cumming
Mr. Fred Tanner 86, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019.   Visitation will be on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 5-7pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. ...


Kay Harrington Pack, 73, Lawrenceville
Kay Harrington Pack, age 73, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Hattie Harrington and brother, Gene Har ...
Kaylynn Ticas, 20, Lawrenceville
Kaylynn Ticas, age 20, of Lawrenceville, GA  passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019.  She is survived by her mother, Argelia Estrada Ticas, Lawrenceville; father,  Edwi ...
Caroline Butler Hughes, age 73, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019. She is survived by her husband of one and half years, Bill Hughes, Buford, GA; children, Ra ...


Shirley Louise Pippel Bower, 95, Gainesville
Shirley Louise Pippel Bower passed away at her home in Gainesville, GA. on July 20, 2019. Shirley was born on Ridge Avenue in Arnold, PA. on August 16, 1923 to Herbert Augustus Pip ...
Jerry D. Carpenter, 79, Oakwood
Jerry D. Carpenter, 79, of Oakwood passed away at his residence on Saturday, July 20, 2019 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday ...
Mr. Herman Preston DeLaPerriere, III of Hoschton passed away Friday, July 19, 2019. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 5 ...
Mr. William Robert “Bill” Fletcher, age 80, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019. Mr. Fletcher was born in Burwell, GA on October 15, 1938. He attended ...
Clara Westbrooks Higgins, 99, Flowery Branch
Clara Westbrooks Higgins, age 99, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Higgins; parents, Wiley and Irene We ...


Patricia Ann Cox, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Patricia Ann Cox, age 87, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019. Mrs. Cox was born in London, England on November 20, 1931 to the late Kenneth and Eileen Beatric ...


Catherine Lanelle Grant Coons, 65, Tavares, Florida
Catherine Lanell Coons, age 65 of Tavares, Florida and Cleveland Georgia, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 20 2019. Mrs. Coons was born September ...


Arzellia Crow Franklin, age 84 of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at New Horizons in Gainesville. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11:00a ...
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