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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 2nd, 2013

Forsyth

Ronnie Marvin Padgett, 62, Cumming
Ronnie Marvin Padgett, age 62, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013. Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Ruby Padgett. Survivors include his loving wif ...

Gwinnett

Nancy McBride Burke, 67, Suwanee
Nancy McBride Burke, age 67, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Ms. Burke was born December 14, 1945 in Swainsboro, GA. She was a 1963 graduate of Swainsboro High ...

Hall

Agnes Cantrell, 90, Lula
Agnes Cantrell peacefully entered into rest at age 90 on June 2, 2013. Born July 18, 1922. She is predeceased by her husband Emory "Strut" Cantrell. She assisted in reari ...

Jackson

Julia H. Shirley, 80, Jefferson
Julia H. Shirley, 80, of Jefferson, GA passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013. Born in Gainesville, GA, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Shirley; daughter, Judy Piotrowsk ...
Mary E. McCoy, 94, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mary E. McCoy 94 of Commerce who died Sunday June 2, 2013. Survivors include 2 brothers Donald McCoy of Gillsville and Howard McCoy of Com ...

Lumpkin

James Thomas Pritchard, Jr., age 65, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his wife and family on Sunday, June 2, 2013 after an extended illness.James, or "Tom" ...
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