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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 23rd, 2014

Dawson

René Samples, 49, Dawsonville
René Samples, 49, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 23, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born January 15, 1965, she was a lifelong resident of Forsyth Coun ...

Hall

Albert Ray Marmie, 69, Gainesville
Albert Ray Marmie, age 69, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedule ...
Brenda Annette Colletti, 51, Clermont
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday October 25, 2014 at Christian Baptist Church for Brenda Matthews Colletti age 51 of Clermont, GA. The Rev. Kenneth Pilcher and Rev. ...
Elsie June Tench, 83, Gainesville
Elsie June Tench, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at The Oaks of Limestone following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

Bruce Butler, 60, Jefferson
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Bruce Butler, 60, of Jefferson, Ga. Arrangements will be announced soon by WardsFuneral Home, 758 Main Street, Gainesville.

Lumpkin

Fred W. Turner, 73, Dahlonega
Fred W. Turner, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 following a period of declining health.Mr. Turner was born in Sparks, GA, but had spent the past 16 ...

Other

Angeline Watson London, 74, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Angeline Watson London, age 74, of Danielsville who passed away on Thursday October 23rd, 2014. She was the daughter of the late ...
Wayne Morgan Cribb, 75, Albany
Wayne Morgan Cribb, age 75, of Albany passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-6 ...

White

Neal Edward Pruitt, 72, Cleveland
Neal Edward Pruitt, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Katy's Personal Care Home. Mr. Pruitt was born December 16, 1941 in White County to the late ...
Ralph Cone Sr., 73, Cleveland
Ralph Olden Cone, Sr., age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014, at his residence.Born on August 18, 1941 in Lakeland, Florida, he was a son of the late Winfred ...
William Robert Foster, 72, Cleveland
William Robert Foster, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Foster was born July 25, 1942 in White County to the late John and Naomi Fo ...
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