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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 17th, 2014

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Sarah Jo 'Jody' Kiley, 86, Winder
Mrs. Sarah Jo "Jody" Kiley age 86, of Winder, Georgia went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 after a period of declining health. She was preceded in ...

Forsyth

Edward Charles Barnes, 50, Cumming
Edward Charles Barnes, 50, of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Edward was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed NASCAR and football. He is ...
Marsha Ann Salter, 57, Cumming
Marsha Ann Salter, 57, of Cumming, GA died at her home on December 17, 2014 after a long battle with cancerArrangements are incomplete.Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonalda ...

Gwinnett

Sara L. Jones, 92, Buford
Sara L. Jones, age 92, of Buford, GA, formerly of Climax, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Jones, and son-in-law, Frank ...

Habersham

Viola Tabor Chambers, 96, Gaithersburg, MD formerly of Habersham
Viola Tabor Chambers, 96, Gaithersburg, MDFuneral services for Viola Tabor Chambers, age 96 of Gaithersburg, Maryland and formerly of Habersham County will be held on Sunday, Decem ...

Hall

Eugene R. Neff, 70, Flowery Branch
Mr. Eugene R. Neff, 70, of Flowery Branch died December 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held Saturday December 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home. The ...
Frankie (Brownie) Smallwood, 89, Gainesville
Frankie (Brownie) Smallwood, 89, of Gainesville, GA went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Born in Gainesville, GA. on September 16, 1925, Mrs. Smallw ...
Joyce Frankum Seabolt, 82, Gillsville
Joyce Frankum Seabolt, 82, of Gillsville, Ga passed away on December 17, 2014. Born in Cleveland Ga., on July 13, 1932, she was the daughter of the late William L. Frankum Sr., and ...
Preston D. Wright, 66, Gainesville
Preston D. Wright, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Wright was born October 17, 1948 in La Plata, MD to the ...
Wendell Austin, 77, Gainesville
Wendell Austin age 73 of Gainesville GA passed away on Wednesday. Memorial Services will be held on Monday at Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home at 7pm. Professional Services Ent ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Annie Blanche Cartledge Andrews, age 86, of Commerce who passed away on Wednesday December 17th, 2014. She was the daughter of ...
Ollie Mae Lewis, 89, Commerce
Mrs. Ollie Mae Lewis, age 89 of Commerce died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Lewis was born in Nicholson to the late, Jesse C. and Ertie Barnett ...

Other

Mrs. Elizabeth Juanita Sumner, age 73 of Ellijay, Georgia passed on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, at North Georgia Medical Center. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, bo ...
Francis Edward Allen, 86, New York City
Francis Edward Allen, age 86, of New York City, New York, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.Born on August 3, 1928, in New York City, New York, he was a son of the late F ...

Stephens

Howard Lamar Simmons, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Howard Lamar Simmons, age 83 of 1267 Brookhaven Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A son of the late Rufus ...
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