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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 6th, 2014

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Ella Bennett Banks, 85, Winder
Ella Bennett Banks, age 85, of Winder passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. Mrs. Banks graduated from Crawford Long Nursing School in 1950 and lived in College Park from 1956 to 19 ...
Michael C. Cheek, 58, Winder
Michael C. Cheek, age 58, of Winder, GA passed away on March 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Lankford Cheek, and his mother, Mae Ashby. He is survived by his wif ...

Dawson

Eugene 'Gene' Gilleland, 88, Dawsonville
Eugene "Gene" Gilleland, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday March 6, 2014 following a short illness.Born September 12, 1925 to the late Boyd and Sally Gilleland, he ...

Forsyth

Billy Lanier Martin, 77, Cumming
Billy Lanier Martin, age 77, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and Jot'em Down Road, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. Billy was a member of Salem Baptist Church and w ...

Gwinnett

Hazel Bailey Chesser, 91, Buford
Hazel Bailey Chesser, 91, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, March 06, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Ollie Bailey, husband, Arnold G. Chesser and sis ...

Hall

John Edwin Hulsey, 85, Gainesville
Mr. John Edwin Hulsey, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funer ...
Paul T. Wischmann Sr., 74, Braselton
Mr. Paul T. Wischmann, Sr., age 74, of Braselton passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at University Nursing and Rehab Center in Athens, following an extended illness. Funeral Servic ...
Paul T. Wishmann Sr., 74, Brasleton
Mr. Paul T. Wischmann, Sr., age 74, of Braselton passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at University Nursing and Rehab Center in Athens, following an extended illness. Funeral Servic ...

Jackson

W.T. Nunn, 82, Commerce
Mr. W.T. Nunn, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Nunn was born in Carnesville, GA to the late Willie and Fara Evans Nunn. Mr. Nunn was a ...

Rabun

Caney Martin Robinson, Jr., (affectionately known as Martin) 70, of Clayton, GA passed away at his residence Thursday, March 6, 2014. He was born in Rabun County and was the son o ...

White

Rev. Phillip Eugene "Gene" Batson, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014.Born on November 18, 1925 in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Walte ...
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