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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 27th, 2013

Gwinnett

Danny Ira Sheffield, 62, Duluth, formerly of Dahlonega
Danny Ira Sheffield, 62, of Duluth passed away Thursday September 26, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.Mr. Sheffield was born May 2, 1951 in Dah ...

Jackson

Alton "Donny" E. Gordy, Jr., age 65, of Braselton passed away early morning on Friday, September 27, 2013. Donny had several health issues, heart problems and had been o ...

Stephens

Mr. Willie Lebron Mitchell, age 63, of W. Currahee Street, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013, at his residence.A son of the late Willie Esau and Ella Mae Carroll M ...

White

David Jarrell, 62, Cleveland
David Jarrell, age 62, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 following a sudden illness. Born in Habersham County on May 3, 1951, he is a son of Kenneth and Evely ...
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