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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 20th, 2014

Banks

Mrs. Woodie Frances Fuller Turpin, age 83, of Homer, GA died Friday, June 20, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Turpin was born in Homer to the late Frank and Margie Nunnully Fuller. ...

Barrow

Floyd Fowler, 72, Winder
Floyd Fowler, age 72, of Winder passed away Friday, June 20, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Forsyth

Tim Brown, 57, Cumming
Tim Brown, age 57 of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014. Tim was a deacon of Cross Plains Baptist Church and had retired from Forsyth County Planning and Zoning afte ...

Gwinnett

Chester H. "Chet" Walden, age 69 of Dacula, GA, died suddenly Friday, June 20, 2014. Funeral service will be held Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Unite ...

Habersham

Larry Marion Blackwell, 68, Clarkesville
Mr. Larry Marion Blackwell, age 68 of Clarkesville, GA passed away Friday June 20, 2014 at Habersham Medical Center. A son of the late Marion and Catherine Stephens Blackwell, he w ...

Hall

Billy Lewis Ginn, 85, Buford
Billy Lewis Ginn, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by his son, Bradley L. Ginn. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, ...
Paulette Ervay, 59, Gainesville
Ms. Paulette Ervay, age 59, of Gainesville passed away Monday, June 2, 2014 with family, following an extended illness. Memorial Services will be 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 23, 2014 ...
Raymond Mancel Oliver, 76, Clemont
Raymond Mancel Oliver, age 76, of Clermont, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 20, 2014. after a long illness. A native of Hall County,he was preceded in death by his parents ...

Jackson

Martha Pitzer, 65, Pendergrass
EEvans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Jo Gaston Pitzer, age 65, of Pendergrass, who entered into rest, Friday, June 20, 2014.Mrs. Pitzer was born in Chamblee, Geor ...
Olin Leon Farmer, Jefferson
Mr. Olin Leon Farmer, age 60, of Jefferson, GA died Friday, June 20, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Farmer was born in Commerce to the late Olin and Sara Frances Kesler Farmer. He was ...

Lumpkin

Patsy 'Pat' Thomas Zappi, 72, Dahlonega
Patsy "Pat" Thomas Zappi, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 following an extended illness. Born in Youngstown, OH, Pat moved to Lumpkin County in ...

Other

Jerry Nash Williams, 61, of 4659 Hwy. 106 S., Hull, GA passed away Friday, June 20, 2014.Mr. Williams was the son of the late Sequard and Hazel Kidd Williams. He was a retired auto ...

White

Marion Cantrell, 80, Sautee
Marion Cantrell age 80 of Sautee passed away Friday June 20, 2014 at his residence. Marion was born in White County on, July 27, 1933 to the late Elijah Cantrell and Sarah Francis ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.