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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 18th, 2013

Forsyth

Bob Mason, 57, Cumming
Bob Mason, age 57, of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013. Bob was a loving and devoted father and friend. A beloved teacher for 30 years at Forsyth Central High School, ...
Katie Glover Emerson, 39, Cumming
Katie Glover Emerson, 39, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend went home to her Savior on Friday, October 18th, 2013. Her passing was sudden and unexpected to her frie ...

Gwinnett

Ricky E. McDaniel, 52, Buford
Mr. Ricky E. McDaniel, age 52, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, A. G. and Ferrell Higgins McDaniel; and brother, Sco ...

Hall

Mildred W. Roper, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Mildred W. Roper, 87 of Gainesville died Friday October 18, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Roper was the daughter of th ...
Phillip David Garrison, age 54 of Lula, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are schedul ...

Jackson

Mamie Joyce Hill, 63, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mamie Joyce Jackson Hill, age 63, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013. Mrs. Hill was born in Commerce, GA, ...
Narcy Ginn, 103, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Narcy Turk Ginn, age 103, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013. Mrs. Ginn was born in Jackson County, a daughter ...

Lumpkin

Billy Thompson Hardman, 87, Dahlonega
Billy Thompson Hardman, 87, the first pioneer in tourism for Georgia, the Southeast and the U.S., died October 18, 2013 in Gainesville, Georgia not far from his adopted hometown of ...
Inez Dixie Byers Elliott, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Inez Dixie Byers Elliott, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013.Mrs. Elliott was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County where she spent 66 years of mar ...
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