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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 6th, 2014

Forsyth

Hoyt L. Fowler, 93, Buford
Mr. Hoyt L. Fowler, 93, of Buford, GA passed away on April 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-five years, Lula Mae Thornton Fowler. He is survived by his daug ...

Habersham

REV. JAMES ALEXANDER (JIM) CLARKE, age 76, of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, surrounded by his family.Born in Fulton County on August 15, 1937, he was a son of the la ...

Hall

Charles Rudez Nix, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Rudez Nix, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Willowood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Jean Brock Herron, 72, Gainesville
Jean Brock Herron, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 6, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled for ...
Lizzie Mae Posten, 88, Murrayville
Mrs. Lizzie Mae Posten, 88 of Murrayville died Sunday April 6, 2014 at home peacefully in her sleep.Funeral services will be Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of L ...
Polly Henderson Myrick, 101, Gainesville
Mrs. Polly Henderson Myrick, age 101 years young, of Gainesville, previously of Decatur, GA, passed away peacefully at her home on April 5, 2014.Polly was born in Aerial, Habersham ...

Jackson

Betty Gene Shoffeitt, 65, Braselton
Betty Gene Shoffeitt, age 65 of Braselton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at New Horizon's Limestone following an extended illness. A ...
Brenda Ann Rider, 48, Commerce
Brenda Ann Rider, age 48 of Commerce, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at BJC Hospital in Commerce, following a brief illness. Funeral services are sched ...

Rabun

Dorothy Ann Shaw Johnson, 74, of Clayton, GA passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at her residence.She was born on Long Island, NY and was the daughter of Arthur Shaw and Lois Crotwel ...
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