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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 15th, 2013

Barrow

Jerry Wayne Blevins, 47, Auburn
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Jerry Wayne Blevins, 47, of Auburn who passed away early Thursday morning at the Barrow County Regional Medical Center in Winder ...

Forsyth

Carson Ray Frier, 16, Cumming
Carson Ray Frier, age 16, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013. Carson was attending his Junior year at Forsyth County Central High School. He was an avid sports fan a ...

Habersham

Ollie Johnson, 75, Clarkesville
Ollie Johnson, age 75, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at a private care facility following a period of declining health. Mrs. Johnson was born ...

Hall

Betty Louise Craig, 91, Charlotte, NC.
Betty Louise Craig, 91, from Charlotte, NC passed away in Gainesville, Georgia on August 15th, 2013. Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 2:30 pm at the ...
Mrs. Gertrude (Trudy) Emily Burke, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013. Mrs. Burke was born on May 17, 1926 to the late Frank Lee and Ora Tatum Sutton of Sau ...
Ruby Sheila Barrett, 74, Gainesville
Ruby Sheila Barrett, 74, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on August 15th, 2013. The family has not announced a Memorial Service at this time. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home ...

Jackson

Darin Lee Dyer Jr, 26, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Darin Lee Dyer Jr., age 26, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013. Mr. Dyer was born in Decatur, GA, a son to Sha ...
Lillian McNeal Bennett, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lillian McNeal Bennett, age 87 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, August 15, 2013. Mrs. Bennett was born in Winde ...
William Thomas Ragsdale, 71, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for William Thomas Ragsdale, age 71, of Commerce. Mr. Ragsdale passed away on Wednesday August 15th. He was born in Lilburn and was the son of ...

Other

Morris N. Williams, 68, Roswell
Morris N. Williams, age 68, of Roswell passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013. He was a care free gentleman and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodi ...
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