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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 31st, 2014

Barrow

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Timothy Floyd "Hambone" Stringer, age 36 of Winder, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, October 31, ...

Forsyth

James William Dotson Sr., age 80, of Cumming, Georgia died on October 31, 2014. He was born February 17, 1934 in Monroe, Georgia, the son of Charles William and Mary Winnie Dotson ...

Gwinnett

Edward Breliant,, 87, Buford
Edward Breliant, age 87 of Buford, GA died Thursday, October 30, 2014 after an extended illness. Ed was preceded in death by his Parents, J.L. and Pauline Breliant and Sister Flore ...
Ora Knight Bailey, 76, Buford
Mrs. Ora Knight Bailey, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014. She is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Hoyt A. Bailey; daughter and son-in-law ...

Hall

Agnes "Aggie" Williams Beacham, age 87, of Buford, GA and the Friendship Community passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of fi ...
Cecile Lucille Rider Cole Thompson, age 87 of Oakwood, passed away on Friday Morning, October 31, 2014 at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta, following an extended illness. ...
DeForrest Burnett, Jr., 77, Cumming
DeForrest Burnett, Jr., 77, of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, DeForrest and Agnes Burnett, Sr. Survivors include ...
Jennie Lee Bruce Williams, 62, Gainesville
Mrs.Jennie Lee Bruce Williams, age 62, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funer ...
Lula Mae Davis Pirkle, 91, Buford
Lula Mae Davis Pirkle, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew William Pirkle; and son, Phillip W. Pirkle. S ...
Michelle Sward, 54, Gillsville
Mrs. Michelle Sward, age 54, of Gillsville passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, 201 ...

Stephens

Eddie J. Justus, 56, Toccoa
Eddie J. Justus, age 56, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Justus was born on March, 20, 1958 in Hall ...
Mrs. Judy Ann Harper Kimsey, age 64, of 137 Falls Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at her daughter's home in Augusta, GA. A daughter of Randolph Harper ...
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