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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 24th, 2013

Gwinnett

Helen Reddish Mathis, 66, Buford
Helen Reddish Mathis, age 66, of Carl, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-one years, Billy ...
Myrle Lee Human, 80, Buford
Myrle Lee Human, age 80 of Buford, GA entered into rest on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on January 26, 1933. He had resided in Atlanta for most of hi ...

Hall

Craig Thomas Schnepper, 54, Flowery Branch
_______________________________ Mr. Craig Thomas Schnepper, age 54, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, ...
Gary Edward Gunter, 57, Lula
Gary Edward Gunter, age 57, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013.Mr. Gunter was born in Gastonia, North Carolina on June 16, 1956, to Mary Sue Bradley Gunter, ...
Nell Robinson Smalley, 88, Gainesville
Nell Robinson Smalley died at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. on December 24, 2013. She was a native of Macon County and was the daughter of the late Alva and ...

Jackson

Claire Riley Drew, 71, Commerce
Mrs. Clair Riley Drew age 71 of Commerce died Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Drew was born in Americus, GA to the late, Sam and Thelma Richards ...

Other

Ollie Chastain Brooks, 92, of Bogart Georgia, passed away on December 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by husband, Durrell "Buck" Brooks, parents, Henry & Sara Jac ...
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