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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 24th, 2014

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Lois Ricker Suttles, 90, Winder
Lois Ricker Suttles, age 90, of Winder passed away Friday, October 24, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Harmony Grove United Methodist Churc ...

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Barry Andrew Harness, 58, Dawsonville
Barry Andrew Harness, age 58, of Dawsonville, GA entered into rest after a valiant 14 year battle with cancer on October 24, 2014. A loving, husband, father, & grandfather, he ...

Forsyth

Lou Ella Popham, 90, Cumming
Lou Ella Popham, age 90 of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014. Mrs. Popham was a member of Dave's Creek Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elb ...

Gwinnett

William Royce Brogdon, 85, Carnesville, formerly of Buford
William Royce Brogdon, age 85, of Carnesville, GA, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Emory Midtown Hospital Hospice. He was preceded in death by h ...

Habersham

Doris H. Overton, 82, Demorest
Doris H. Overton, age 82, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2014 following a sudden illness.Mrs. Overton was born on January 12, 1932 to the late William C ...
Mr. Steve William Blackburn, 54, of 118 Heritage Garden Drive, Baldwin, passed away Friday, October, 24, 2014, at Scenic Overlook Road in Tallulah Falls. A son of the late George W ...

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Barbara Montgomery Thornhill, 79, Flowery Branch
Barbara Montgomery Thornhill, age 79, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014.She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-eight years, Rev. Harold G. Th ...
Calvin Wayne Williams, 67, Gainesville
Calvin Wayne Williams, 67, of Gainesville died October 24, 2014. Calvin grew up in Millen, GA where he attended Jenkins County High School. Most recently, Calvin lived in Athens an ...
Stella Louise Burnette, 65, Gainesville
Memorial services will be held Monday October 27, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home for Stella Louise Burnette, 65, of Gainesville. Rev. Ernie Bryson will of ...

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Freda Ann Gable, 57, Comer
Ms. Freda Ann Gable, age 57, of Comer, GA died Friday, October 24, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Ms. Gable was born in Royston and was a homemaker. She is survived by her br ...
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