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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 27th, 2014

Banks

Mattie Joyce Denton, 80, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Mattie Joyce Denton, age 80, of Maysville who passed away on Thursday February 27th, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Ms. Dent ...
Reeves William Daniel, age 89, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014.Mr. Daniel was born on January 5, 1925, in Clarkesville, Georgia; son of the late John ...

Barrow

Shirley Geary DeFriece, 82, of Winder, GA passed away on February 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny H. DeFriece, son, John Henry DeFriece Jr., parents, Ro ...

Forsyth

Larry Emmett Watson, 70, Cumming
Larry Emmett Watson, age 70, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Dorothy Watson and in laws, ...

Gwinnett

Edward Torres, 74, Lawrenceville
Edward Torres, age 74, of Lawrenceville passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014. He is survived by his wife Brenda Torres; sons Edward Torres of NY, Alejandro Torres and wife Dawn ...
Linda Thomas Newsom, 72, Buford
Linda Thomas Newsom, 72, of Buford, GA died on February 27, 2014 at her home. Born in Rome, GA she was the daughter of the late Quinn and Florrie Thomas. Her brothers, Gerry and ...

Hall

Betty Claire Williams Wing, 76, Gainesville
Betty Claire Williams Wing, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 on Sund ...
Betty Nell Seay Hicks, age 81 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial ...

Jackson

Donnie McClain, 60, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Donnie McClain, age 60, who passed away at his residence on Thursday February 27th, 2014. Mr. McClain was born in Jefferson to t ...

Lumpkin

Grace Hazen Ritch, 96, Dahlonega
Mrs. Grace Hazen Ritch, age 96, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Tanglewood Personal Care Home in Lumpkin County.Grace was born in Brooker, Florida February 13, ...

White

Jerry Earl Dockery, 65, Cleveland
Mr. Jerry Earl Dockery, age 65 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on February 27, 2014. Mr. Dockery was born on November 27, 1948 in White County to the late Earl Robert and Carolton Sa ...
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