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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 23rd, 2014

Forsyth

Earnest Roy Ledford, 76, Cumming
Earnest Roy Ledford, 76, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014. A native of the Alpharetta area, Earnest spent his entire life as part of the Hopewell / south For ...

Habersham

Annie Belle Payne Ivester, age 77, Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014.Mrs. Ivester was born on March 13, 1937, in Alto, Georgia, to the late Henry and Florence ...
Emory D. Chambers, 77, Demorest
Emory D. Chambers, age 77 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at his residence. Born on July 11, 1936 in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Jim Chambers and M ...

Hall

Michael Tanner, 58, Gainesville
Michael Tanner, age 58 of Gainesville, GA passed away on March 23, 2014. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at New Salem Baptist Church at 1pm. Visitation will be held on F ...
Rashad M. Hudson, 34, Atlanta, formerly of Gainesville
Detective Rashad M. Hudson, 34, of Atlanta, GA, formerly of Gainesville, GA, died on March 23, 2014. He is survived by his daughters, Ashlynn Annice and Alivia Simone Hudson; paren ...
Sharon Kaye Loggins Moss, 52, Gainesville
Sharon Kaye Loggins Moss, age 52 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at her daughter's home following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Thomas Alexander Woodroffe, 86, Flowery Branch
Mr. Thomas Alexander Woodroffe, age 86, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Apr ...

Jackson

Grace Williams Moss, 86, Commerce
Ms. Grace Williams Moss, age 86 of Commerce died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Cobb Health Care Center. She was born in Banks County to the late, Lester and Ella Kitchens Williams. S ...

Stephens

James Gerald McCurry, 85, Toccoa
Mr. James Gerald McCurry, age 85 of 820 Collier Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the Stephens County Hospital.A son of the late Ned H. and Clarkie Era Ca ...
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