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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 17th, 2014

Banks

Regan Cochran, 57, Homer
Regan Cochran, age 57, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014.Mr. Cochran was born on June 6, 1957 in Toccoa, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his father, J ...

Forsyth

William J. Pugh, 67, Andrews, NC formerly of Cumming
William J. Pugh, 67, of Andrews, NC, formerly of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, October 17th, 2014. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and attended Old Fashioned Bapt ...

Gwinnett

Terry James Pass, 55, Sugar Hill
Terry James Pass, age 55, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold James Pass. He is survived by his wife of thirte ...

Hall

Jimmy Jasper Hatcher, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Jimmy Jasper Hatcher,77 of Gainesville died Friday October 17, 2014 at his residence.Mr. Hatcher, a lifelong resident of Hall County was the son of the late O.L. and Adell Unde ...

Stephens

Mrs. Willie Mae Yearwood Crump, age 82 of 1471 E. Tugalo Street, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Mountain Lakes Medical Center in Clayton, GA. Daughter of t ...
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