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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 8th, 2019

Gwinnett

Tim Burke, 66, Sugar Hill
Tim Burke, age 66, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patti Potts Burke; parents, Fred and Idell  Roper Burke; ...
Rubye M. Looper Taylor, 99, Lawrencville
Rubye M. Looper Taylor, 99, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019. She was born on April 19, 1920 to the late Mary and Byrd Looper of Hall County. Survivors inc ...

Habersham

Carl Robert Colston, 71, Mt. Airy
Carl Robert Colston, age 71, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Born on April 5, 1948, in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was a son of the late Charlie and ...

Hall

Barbara Davis Sayler, 80, Gainesville
Barbara Davis Sayler, 80, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A private service will be held. Born on December 10, 1938 i ...
Edward Joseph "Joe" Straughan, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. Edward Joseph “Joe” Straughan, age 76, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Willowwood Nursing Center. Memorial Services will be 2: ...

Jackson

Genora F. Green, 91, Commerce
Genora F. Green, age 91, of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019.   Born on Feb. 9, 1928 in Buford, GA, she was the daughter of the late Alvie and Ruth Jenkin ...

Stephens

Mr. Kenneth Carl “Earl” Lathan age 79 of Toccoa passed away Thursday August 8, 2019 at his residence. A son of the late Clyde and Elsie Mae LaCount Lathan, he was bo ...
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