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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 10th, 2013

Forsyth

Infant Addison Grace Longpre, A Graveside service will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Sawnee View Garden, Cumming, GA. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral ...
Gerald "Gerry" Douglas Mills, 68 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital in Johns Creek, GA. He was born in Baldwin County ...
Joann Caroline Schwenk, 81, Cumming
Joann Caroline Schwenk, 81, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on August 10th, 2013. The family has no announced a Memorial Service at this time. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home &a ...
Johnny E. Cochran, 63, Formerly of Cumming
Johnny E. Cochran, age 63, of Canton, formerly of Cumming, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013. Johnny was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and had been a drummer his entire ...
Lorene Brisendine, 77, Cumming
Lorene Brisendine, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013. She was survived by her daughters, Delinda Barron and Barbara Cisneros; her brother and sisters, 7 gr ...
Sheldon D. Grand, 80, Cumming
Sheldon D. Grand, 80, of Cumming, GA died at home on August 10, 2013. Born in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of Wolfe E. Grand and Lillian Grand. Shel graduated from Washington Univ ...

Hall

Lois Conner Sullens, 91, Murrayville
Lois Conner Sullens, 91 of Murrayville, GA passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 at New Horizons Assisted Living, Gainesville, GA. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother wh ...

Jackson

Catherine Corbett Price, 77, Hoschton
Catherine Corbett Price, age 77, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2013. She is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Robert "Bob" Price, Hoschton ...
Randal Lee Hayes, 53, Hoschton
Mr. Randal Lee Hayes, age 53, of Hoschton passed away Saturday August 10, 2013. Memorial services will be held at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday, 7:00 P.M. August 15, 2013. T ...
Raymond H. Avent, 75, Hoschton
Mr. Raymond H. Avent, age 75, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 at his residence with his family, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m ...

Lumpkin

Janie C. Bell, age 63, of Lumpkin County, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013. She was a lifelong member of New Harmony Baptist Church and loved singing, her church, cooking, ba ...

Other

Lisa Ann Swanson Kirby,, 56, Buffalo, SC
Mrs. Lisa Ann Swanson Kirby, age 56, wife of Boyce C. "Bo" Kirby of 138 Whispering Pines Dr., Buffalo, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Spartanburg Regional Medic ...
Martha Alliene Smith Jones, 88, Lakemont, Ga.
Martha Alliene Smith Jones passed away peacefully at her home on Wolf Creek Road in Lakemont, Georgia, Saturday, August 10th, 2013.Alliene was born at her parent's home in 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