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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 21st, 2013

Banks

Winford L. Popphan, 69, Homer
Winford Lewis Popphan, Sr., age 69, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Popphan was born on September 3, 1943, in Heard County, Georgia; ...

Dawson

Elizabeth 'Liz' Bolton, 71, Dawsonville
Elizabeth "Liz" Bolton, age 71, of Dawsonville, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013. She loved to read and cook. Liz is preceded in death by her parents, Noah and Dorothy ...

Forsyth

Gladys Mildredge Williams, age 74, of Cumming, GA, went to be with the Lord Sunday July 21, 2013. Ms. Williams is preceded in death by her parents, Candler and Lindie Jones Hyde o ...

Habersham

Nicole Lee Allison Lenard, age 41 of Demorest, GA died Sunday, July 21, 2013 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton ...

Hall

Maude Minish "Mimi" Conner Allen, age 66 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
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