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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 5th, 2014

Forsyth

Merle Meredith, 94, Gainesville
Merle M. Meredith, 94, of Gainesville, Forsyth County, passed away Saturday July 5, 2014 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born September 10, ...

Gwinnett

Cooper David O'Brien, 14, Suwanee
Cooper David O'Brien, 14, of Suwanee, Georgia, passed away July 5th, 2014 at 1:35 am after a long and courageous battle with Clear Cell Sarcoma. Cooper was born February 21, 2 ...

Hall

Callie Mae Helton, 68, Lula
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Callie Mae Helton, age 68, of Lula who passed away on July 5th, 2014 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late John Dav ...
Hilaria Pedraza, 83, Gainesville
Hilaria Pedraza, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3:30pm in the ...
Lois Evelyn Loggins, 85, Gainesville
Funeral services for, Lois Evelyn Loggins, age 85 of Gainesville. Mrs. Loggins died July 4, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Services will be held Sunday July 6, 2014 at 3 ...
Oscar Garcia, 17, Gainesville
Oscar Garcia, age 17, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will ...
Robert Lee Myers, 74, Gillsville
Robert Lee Myers, age, 74 of Gillsville passed away on July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, July 9, ...

Lumpkin

Amy Payne Shirley, 81, Dahlonega
Amy Payne Shirley, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Northeast GA Medical Center following an extended illness.Amy was born and raised in Lavonia, GA b ...
Charles Albert Brooks, 67, Dahlonega
Charles Albert Brooks, age 67, of Lumpkin County, Georgia, passed away July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center of complications following a heart procedure. Charlie was bo ...

Other

William Matthew Gillen, Jr., 74, Mexico Beach, FL
William Matthew Gillen, Jr., 74, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his home in Mexico Beach, FL. Billy was born November 22, 1939 to the late William Matthew Gillen, Sr. and Ma ...
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.