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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 4th, 2014

Dawson

Doris Day, 73, Dawsonville
​ Doris L. Day, 73, of Dawsonville, GA. went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 following an extended illness. Born on January 9, 1941 in Atlanta, GA s ...

Forsyth

Edward "Ed" Dye, Sr., 84, Cumming
Mr. Edward "Ed" Dye, Sr., age 84, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Ara Brock ...

Habersham

Steven Shawn Dean, 52, Clarkesville
Funeral service for Steven Shawn Dean, age 52 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow the s ...

Hall

Craig McKay, 56, Gainesville
Craig Stuart McKay died on November 4, 2014. He was born on August 3, 1958 in Wilmington, Delaware to parents G. Robert and Virginia McKay and sister Lynn. Craig and his wife Debor ...
Tolbert N. Lester, Jr, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Tolbert N. Lester, Jr., age 80, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his residence. Celebration of life service is scheduled for 11:00 ...

Jackson

Frank 'Pat' Taylor, Sr.,, 81, Hoschton
Frank "Pat" Taylor, Sr., age 81, of Carl passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Mr. Taylor was born in Jacksonville, FL to the late Joe S. Taylor and Susie Kate Maxey Ta ...
Joseph Randall Hardy, 40, San Diego formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joseph Randall Hardy, age 40 of San Diego, California, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia. who entered into rest Tuesday November 4, 2014. ...
Randy Williams, 60, Talmo
Mr. Randy Williams, age 60, of Talmo passed away on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will ...

Other

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Alton Wayne Gillespie, age 63, of Hull who passed away on Tuesday November 4th, 2014. He was the son of the late James Albert ...
Deborah Jean Donaldson, 65, Alpharetta
Deborah Jean Donaldson, 65, of Alpharetta, passed away Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Dan Whitehead of Alpharetta; son, R ...
Rita Jo Fountain, 60, Athens
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for , age 60, of Athens who passed away on Tuesday November 4th, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Grover and Mamie Blalock. Su ...

Rabun

Carl Brown, 77, Clayton
Mr. Carl Brown, age 77 of Clayton, died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Hillside Memorial Chape ...

Union

Bertha Simmonds, 83, Suches
Bertha Simmonds, age 83 of Suches, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Gold City Nursing Home following an extended illness. Graveside services are s ...

White

Christine Evelyn Brown, 93, Cleveland
Christine Evelyn Brown, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Brown was born on February 14, 1921, in Cleveland, G ...
James Eligh Littleton, 72, Cleveland
James Eligh Littleton, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Littleton was born on February 21, 1942, in Rabun County, to the late E ...
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.