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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 29th, 2010

Forsyth

Robert Scott Stephens, 50, Cumming
Mr. Robert Scott Stephens, age 50, of Cumming passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010 following a sudden illness. He was a graduate of Forsyth County High School Class of 1978. Scott ...

Gwinnett

Loyd W. Chambers, 83, Lilburn
Loyd W. Chambers, age 83, of Lilburn and formerly of Banks County, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010. Funeral services are 2:00 pm Saturday, May 1, 2010, at the chapel of McGahe ...
Mack "Earl" Butler, 57, Shakerag
Mr. Mack "Earl" Butler, age 57, of Shakerag passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his father, B ...

White

Vanessa Carol Stewart, 53, Cleveland
Ms. Vanessa Carol Stewart, age 53 of Cleveland passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Stewart was born August 11, 1956 in Young Harris to the ...
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