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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 25th, 2014

Gwinnett

Mrs. Jeffie Rodriguez Akins, 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Jessie Akins, and brothers, Royal Akins an ...

Habersham

Sara Church Stuart, 87, Grambling, LA
Funeral services for Sara Church Stuart, age 87, of Grambling, Louisiana will be held graveside on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM from the Fairfield Baptist Church Cemetery. The ...

Hall

Cynthia Diane Martin, 53, Gainesville
Cynthia Diane Martin, 53, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in ...
Gladston 'G.E.' Light, 88, Oakwood
Gladston "G.E." Light, 88 of Oakwood went home to be with our Lord on April 25, 2014. He was in his home surrounded by the love of his family and friends. He was born in ...
Leonard Fravel, 76, Gainesville
Mr. Leonard Fravel, age 76, of Gainesville passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at Willowwood Nursing Center, following an extended illness. Mr. Fravel was born June 7, 1937 in Lockh ...

Lumpkin

Jack Barton Dowdy, 80, Dahlonega
Jack Barton Dowdy, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA died Friday, April 25, 2014 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, GA.Jack was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, ...
Marcia Lynn Anderson, 66, Dahlonega
Marcia Lynn Anderson, age 66 of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away on April 25, 2014. Marcia was a lifelong Lumpkin County resident. Ms. Anderson is preceded in death by her parents Robe ...

White

Herbert McDonald Winfrey, 81, Cleveland
Herbert McDonald Winfrey, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Winfrey was born January 30, 1933 in Smyrna, ...
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