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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 24th, 2014

Forsyth

Hazel Odell Kaspar, 99, Cumming
Hazel Odell Kaspar, age 99 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014. She was a member of First Baptist Church Cumming. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ka ...
Michael David Finley, 63, Cumming
Michael David Finley, age 63 of Cumming, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at home. Survivors include Dianna Finley of Cumming; children, Melissa Jedrzejczak of Alpharetta, Jes ...

Habersham

Betty Hendrix, 85, Demorest
Betty H. Hendrix, age 85, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014.Mrs. Hendrix was born on June 11, 1928 in Otto, North Carolina; daughter of the late William ...
Tim T. Craven, 70, Cornelia
Tim T. Craven, age 74, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014.Mr. Craven was born on January 26, 1939 in Cornelia, Georgia; son of the late Herbert and Madge ...

Hall

Larry Raymond Mason, 57, Clermont
Larry Raymond Mason, age 57 of Clermont, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Memorial services are scheduled for ...
Mattie Lee Griffin Jarrett, 90, Gillsville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday January 26, 2014 at Lebanon United Methodist Church for Mattie Lee Griffin Jarrett age 90 of Gillsville. The Rev. Marshall Dale ...
Noble Shaw, Flowery Branch
Noble Shaw of Flowery Branch passed away January 24, 2014.Memorial Services will be 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 27, 2014 at St. Mary & St. Marthy of Bethany Episcopal Church, Bu ...
Roy R. Swansey, 84, Flowery Branch
Mr. Roy R. Swansey, 84, of Flowery Branch passed away on January 24, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Cleve and Lena Martin Swansey, sisters Effie Swansey, Fannie Pie ...

Jackson

Mr. Cleveland "Bryan" Dawkins, age 86, of Hoschton, GA died Friday, January 24, 2014 at The Oaks at Braselton. Mr. Dawkins was born in Dexter, GA to the late Roy C. and ...
Jerry Lynn Adams, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jerry Lynn Adams, age 71, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Mr. Adams was born in Toccoa, Georgia, a son to ...
Judy Lynn Lane, 63, Commerce
Mrs. Judy Lynn Lane, 63 of Commerce, Georgia died Friday January 24, 2014 at her residence.Cryptside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday January 27, 2014 at the Hillcrest Cem ...

White

Mary Octavia Loux, 77, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Mary Octavia Loux, age 77 of Cleveland. Mrs. Loux passed away Friday, January 24, 2014. The family will receive frie ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.