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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 25th, 2019

Forsyth

Rayburn Lajoe Keith, 61, Cumming
Rayburn Lajoe Keith 61, of Cumming, GA passed away on September 25, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. A ...
Shelby Sprinkle Myers, 82, Cumming
Shelby Sprinkle Myers, 82, of Cumming died suddenly Wednesday, September 25, 2019.   Shelby was born September 9, 1937 in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Effie and Walter S ...

Gwinnett

Michelle Dyal Lefty, 43, Buford
  Michelle Dyal Lefty, age 43, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, Sydney Dyal. Mrs. Lefty is survived by her ...
Charles “Chuck” Kennedy, born May 25, 1949 passed away on September 25, 2019 A Celebration of Life will be held October 12, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the home o ...

Hall

Neil Larry Grindle, 39, Gainesville
Mr. Neil Larry Grindle age 39 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday September 25, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Satu ...
Neil Larry Grindle, 39, Gainesville
Mr. Neil Larry Grindle age 39 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday September 25, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Satu ...
Ms. Jacqueline “Jacque” Hubbard, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness.   &n ...
Mr. Ernest “Bud” Pittman, age 97, of Lula, Ga died on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.  Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, at 2:00 pm, September 29, 2019, at H ...

Jackson

John R. Sims, 96, Gillsville
Mr. John R. Sims, age 96, of Gillsville died Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Sims was born in Robertstown, GA to the late, Ned and Bessie Brock Sims.  ...

Lumpkin

Hannah Bender, 21, Dahlonega
Ms. Hannah Bender, age 21, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Hannah was born in Hall County on September 4, 1998. She attended Lumpkin County High School. ...

Stephens

Josephine Cheek Scott, 96, Toccoa
Mrs. Josephine Cheek Scott, age 96 of Falls Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late John and Blanche Langford Chee ...

White

Mary Ruth Sutton, 66, Cleveland
Mary Ruth Sutton, age 66, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Mrs. Sutton was born on January 13, 1953 to the late Jessie Thomas Richardson and Lenora Dorse ...
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