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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 26th, 2014

Barrow

Melanie Yvonne McElreath, age 39 of Statham, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, ...

Forsyth

Anne Folsom Wood, 67, Cumming
Anne Folsom Wood 67 of Cumming died on June 26, 2014.No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.mcdonaldandson.comArrangements by McDonald ...
Bettie Barton Vickers, 82, Calhoun, formerly of Forsyth County
Bettie Barton Vickers, age 82 of Calhoun, formerly of Forsyth County, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. She was a member of Midway United Methodist Church in Alpharetta.Survivor ...

Hall

Anita Perez Estrada, 80, Gainesville
Anita Perez Estrada, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Laura Mae Barnes, 73, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for Laura Mae Barnes age, 73, of Clermont, Georgia on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Barnes died Thursday ...
Rachel Eunice Murphy, 74, Gillsville
Rachel Eunice Murphy, age 74 of Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Sybil J. Cato, 85, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Sybil J. Cato, 85 of Flowery Branch died Thursday June 26, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Cato was the daughter of the ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Horace Grady Chandler, age 90, who passed away at his residence on Thursday evening, June 26, 2014. Mr. Chandler is survived by his wif ...
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.