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Local Obits for Sun. May 4th, 2014

Dawson

Maggie L. Cranford, 99, Dawsonville
Miss Maggie L. Cranford, age 99, of Dawsonville, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014. She is the oldest member of Lebanon Baptist Church. Maggie was preceded in death by her parents ...

Forsyth

Christine F. Bowman, 88, Cumming
Christine F. Bowman, age 88, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. Born March 26, 1926 in Mooresville, NC, Chris had lived in Cumming since 2007, moving here from Orland ...
Deborah Ann (Nee) Donohue passed May 4th, 2014 a the age of 56. Debbie was born on February 14,1958, in Boston, MA. She was predeceased by her loving parents Gladys (Wilfong) and ...
Willie Paul McClain, Jr., age 83 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014. He was a member of Cumming Baptist Church and retired from Lockheed. Paul was a loving husband, fat ...

Hall

Grace Nell Pepper Roberts, 80, Gillsville
Grace Nell Pepper Roberts, 80, of Gillsville passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday May 4, 2014 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Wednes ...
Patricia Jewell Prince, 84, Gainesville
Patricia Ann Jewell Prince, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died Sunday, May 4 at home after a valiant battle against cancer, surrounded by her family. Sh ...
Patricia Julia Howorth, 86, Gainesville
Patricia Julia Howorth, 86, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Sunday May 4, 2014. She was born in Teaneck, New Jersey.Along with working in the Insurance industry with her husband Ja ...
Violet Suggs Autry, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Violet Suggs Autry, age 87, of Gainesville, passed away May 4, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Autry was born November 24, 1926 in Gainesville, GA. M ...

Jackson

Barbara Treadwell Heenan, 74, Jefferson
Barbara Treadwell Heenan passed to the Lord Sunday May 4, 2014. Barbara "Bobbi" Heenan was born September 25, 1939 in Ocala, Florida to Oris and Jobe Treadwell. Bobbi was ...
Mr. Robert "Bob" Talmadge Love, age 82 of Commerce died May 3, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Love was born in Commerce to the late, Elbert Barney Love, Sr. and Beluah Snipe ...

Lumpkin

Frances Barrett, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Frances Barrett, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday, May 4, 2014 following an extended illness.Frances was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Philippi Bap ...
Homer Lemley, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. Homer Lemley, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.Homer was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County where he retired fro ...
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