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Local Obits for Thu. May 8th, 2014

Banks

George Milton Patterson, age 86, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014 following an extended illness.Mr. Patterson was born on December 19, 1927 in Banks County, ...
Tommy Lee Barrett,, 74, Alto
Tommy Lee Barrett, age 74, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Mr. Barrett was born on July 26, 1939 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Travis Joe and Veatr ...

Dawson

Lawrence Gene Cordell, 57, Dawsonville
Lawrence Gene Cordell, age 57, of Dawsonville, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The family will be announcing a memorial service at a later date and time. Ingram Funeral Home ...

Habersham

Betty Ruth Gerrin Smith, 79, Cornelia
Betty Ruth Gerrin smith, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014.Mrs. Smith was born on September 7, 1934, in Demorest, Georgia to the late Lester H. and ...

Hall

Jane Wear, 89, Gainesville
Jane Wear, 89, of Gainesville, passed away May 8, 2014. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.
Leonard Powers, 86, Flowery Branch
Mr. Leonard Powers, age 86, of Flowery Branch, formerly of Yonkers, New York, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 12:00 ...
Leslie Denise Grindle, 40, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday May 12, 2014 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Leslie Denise Grindle age 40 of Gainesville. Interment will follow in Di ...
Marie Andre Bullwinkle, 96, Flowery Branch
Marie Andre Bullwinkle, age 96, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014. Mrs. Bullwinkle was born in New York and was a long time resident of Sarasota, Florida. A gra ...
Robert M. Smith, 43, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert M. Smith, age 43, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Mae Smith, and his brother, Joel Lee Smith. ...
Rosemary Valentine Styles, 76, Gainesville
Rosemary Valentine Styles, age 76 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral Services ar ...

Lumpkin

Dr. Kathleen "Suzy " Gruenhagen, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA passed away May 8, 2014.Suzy was a New Jersey native who had lived in Dahlonega since 1992, where she was a facu ...

White

Buford Dyer, 102, Cleveland
Buford Dyer age 102 of Cleveland passed away Thursday May 8, 2014. Mr. Dyer was born Union County the son of the late George and Ida Mae Crumley Dyer. He was preceded in death by ...
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