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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 4th, 2019

Banks

Roy Thestie McCollum, 66, Maysville
Roy Thestie McCollum, 66, of Maysville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a six-month battle with Pick’s disease. ...

Gwinnett

Marie Josette Oge Alcime, 84, Tomkins Cove, New York
Marie Josette Oge Alcime, age 84, of Tomkins Cove, NY, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019. She is survived by her children,  Philip Calder, Buford, GA, Nancy Jean,  Po ...
Lawrence “Larry” C. Rakestraw, age 77, of Suwanee, GA passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Essie Mae Rakestraw ...

Habersham

Lewis B. Trotter, 89, Demorest
Lewis B. Trotter, age 89 of Demorest, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on May 17, 1930 to the late Chester Terrell and Bl ...

Hall

Mary M. Bryson, 84, Gainesville
Mary Bryson, 84, of Gainesville, GA, died August 3, 2019.  Survivors include sisters, Evelyn (Rev. Robert) Jackson and Gennive (Albert) James, both of Dayton, OH, grandchil ...
Aaron Joseph Cooper, 65, Gainesville
Aaron Joseph Cooper age 65 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on August 4, 2019.  Graveside service will be held at Alta Vista Cemetery at 11:00 AM. Professional Services Entruste ...
Donnie Mack Godfrey, 72, Gainesville
Donnie Mack Godfrey, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to his heavenly home on August 4, 2019. He passed away at his residence with his family by his side. Donnie was born i ...
Connie Grindle, 57, Gainesville
Connie Grindle, 57, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at her residence. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in the Chapel o ...
Norberto Hincapie, 60, Gainesville
Norberto Hincapie 60, of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 4, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arr ...
Randall Dean Lingerfelt, 58, Flowery Branch
Randall Dean Lingerfelt, age 58, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Willard Lingerfelt. Mr. Lingerfelt is survived ...

Lumpkin

Aligene Abercrombie Costello passed away August 4, 2019 in Atlanta, GA.  She was born in Dahlonega, Georgia on January 19, 1930 to T.E. Abercrombie and Ruby Martin. Aligene ...

Stephens

Edmund Smith, 93, Toccoa
Mr. Edmund Smith, age 93 of Highway 184, Toccoa passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Marcus D. and Emma Taylor Smith, he ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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