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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 18th, 2014

Dawson

Linda Roberts, 71, Dawsonville
Linda Roberts, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Friday April 18, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness.Born March 25, 1943 in Hall County to the late Ben and Inez Turne ...

Habersham

Bobbie Nix Whitlock, 99, Demorest
Bobbie Nix Whitlock, age 99, of Demorest, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on August 12, 1914, in Rabun County, Georgia, she was the daug ...

Hall

R. Randall Brooks, 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. R. Randall Brooks, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2 ...
Irene Whelchel Brooks, 93, Gainesville
Irene Whelchel Brooks, May 18, 1920 - April 18, 2014 - Age 93 Irene may be best remembered in North Georgia for her wedding cake catering business. She was very a very talented art ...
Louise Walden Pierce, 77, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Saturday April 19, 2014 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Louise Walden Pierce age 77 of Gainesville. The Rev. Dan Bremmer and ...
William James Carswell, 51, of Gainesville, GA died suddenly Friday morning, April 18, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with his children by his side. He was born on March ...

Lumpkin

Jackie Garrett, 65, Dahlonega
Mr. Jackie Garrett, age 65, of Dahlonega, GA died Friday, April 18, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mr. Garrett was born April 22, 1948 and was a lifelo ...
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