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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 21st, 2014

Forsyth

Kenneth Lee Jones, 59, Cumming
"Dog" Kenneth Lee Jones, age 59 of Cumming, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014. "Dog" was the most amazing man on the face of this earth. He was loving, cari ...
Maurice Stephen Moore, 52, Cumming
Maurice Stephen Moore, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014. Born November 6, 1961, Berlin, Germany. Steve was an "Army Brat", moving all around the world. He moved t ...

Hall

Ellis Cantrell, 75, Gainesville
On Friday, February 21, 2014, Ellis Cantrell slipped away quietly to reunite with loved ones who had gone on before him. Ellis was born to the late Virgil and Irene Cantrell in Cl ...
John Issac Moses, 82, Buford
John Issac Moses, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Shirley Calhoun Moses, Buford, GA; children, Mel ...
Larry C. Pitts, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Larry C. Pitts, 64, of Gainesville, GA left to meet his creator and his savior, Jesus Christ after a strong and courageous battle with cancer on February 21, 2014. Mr. Pitts w ...
Myrtice Roberts Cain, 88, Chestnut Mountain
Myrtice Roberts Cain, age 88 of Chestnut Mountain, GA, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014 at home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on ...
Rabon Gee Carder, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Rabon Gee Carder, 77 of Gainesville died Friday February 21, 2014. A life long resident of Hall County, Mr. Carder was the son of the late Carey Leco and Eula Mae Tapp Carder. ...

Jackson

William Wayne Adams, 74, Nicholson
Mr. William Wayne Adams, age 74 of Nicholson died Friday, February, 21, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Adams was born in Fulton County to the late, Johnnie Mell and Julia Love Moore A ...

Other

Sheila C. Knight, 55, Ball Ground
Sheila C. Knight, age 55 of Ball Ground, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who liked to have a good time in life. She was prece ...
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