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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 3rd, 2014

Banks

Mattie Jean Jamerson Armour, age 67, of Alto, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Emory University Hospital.Born in Banks County on May 14, 1947, she was a daughter of the late ...

Habersham

Lorean J. Smalley,, 93, Demorest
LOREAN J. SMALLEY, age 93 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 03, 2014 at the Habersham Home West following an extended illness.Born in Camden, West Virginia on Apri ...
Winnie Glennon McCrackin, age 88, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at her residence.Mrs. McCrackin was born on January 20, 1926 to the late Mr. George a ...

Hall

Elmer P. Peck, 86, Gainesville
Elmer P. Peck, age 86, of Gainesville passed away on July 3, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, July 6, 2 ...
Norma Jean Taylor, 82, Braselton
Mrs. Norma Jean Taylor, age 82, of Braselton passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at her residence, with her family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from t ...

Lumpkin

Ruby Dean McKinzey, 67, Murrayville
Mrs. Ruby Dean McKinzey, age 67, of Murrayville, GA (Lumpkin County), passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following a period of decli ...

Other

Ralph Simmons, 71, Bowman
Mr. Ralph Simmons, age 71, of Bowman, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from the Chapel of Memorial Park South F ...
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