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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 22nd, 2019

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Julia "Ma" Johnson Townsend, age 88, of Winder passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019.  Funeral services will be held at Northstar Family Church, 126 Merchants P ...

Dawson

Robert M. (Bob) Compton, 87, Dawsonville
Robert M. (Bob) Compton, 87, of Dawsonville, GA passed away September 22, 2019 at St. Ives Memory Care in Johns Creek, GA following a period of declining health. He was born Dec ...

Forsyth

Alice Martha Slate Mashburn, 101, died Sunday, September 22, 2019 at her home in Cumming, Georgia.  She was the widow of Dr. Marcus Mashburn, Jr.  The only child of John ...

Gwinnett

Jamie Sheppard, III, 33, Buford
Jamie Sheppard, III, age 33 of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harold Kemp; great grandparents, Ruby and Bill ...
Imogene Fields Morgan, 92, Auburn
Imogene Fields Morgan, age 92, of Auburn, GA passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-seven years, Luther Lee Morgan; daught ...
Sara Wang, 89, Buford
Sara Wang, 89, passed away on Sunday, September 22, from natural causes  She was born in 1929 to Ruth and Clarence Cole. Like many Atlanta natives, Sara was born at the old ...

Hall

Betty Lou Brown Abel, 90, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Betty Lou Brown Abel, age 90, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at The Oaks of Limestone, peacefully in her sleep, with her family by her side. Memor ...
Ronnie Ray Joy, 72, Gainesville
Ronnie Ray Joy age 72 of Gainesville passed away Sunday Sept. 22, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Joy was born March 5, 1947 in Gainesville to the late James Edward & Edith Medli ...
Willie Hennon Wilmont, Savannah formerly of Gainesville
Mr. Willie Hennon Wilmont of Savannah, formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, was born on January 19, 1947 to the late Wenonia Carrington and the late Lennon Wilmont. He was called ho ...
Vicki Gilmer, 87, Gainesville
Vicki Gilmer, age 87 of Gainesville Georgia, went to be with her Lord on Sunday September 22nd 2019.   She was born in Maysville Georgia to the late Thomas Blain & Iv ...

Stephens

Paul Brian Garrett, 52, Toccoa
Mr. Paul Brian Garrett, age 52 of Wood Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at his residence. A son of Carolyn Deal Garrett and the late Floyd Garrett, he was b ...
Deborah Bowman, 63, Toccoa
Mrs. Deborah Sewell Bowman, age 63 of West Whitman Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late Guy and Marie Ferris Sewell, sh ...
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