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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 16th, 2015

Barrow

Grace L. Murphy, 73, Auburn
Grace L. Murphy, age 73 of Auburn, GA died Friday, January 16, 2015 after an extended illness. Mrs. Murphy has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Grace is surviv ...

Dawson

Jill Elizabeth Hardy, 55, Dawsonville
Jill Elizabeth Hardy, 55, of Dawsonville passed away suddenly Friday January 16, 2015.Born March 24, 1959 in Atlanta, GA to the late James H. and Marjorie D. Hardy, Jill grew up in ...

Forsyth

Winnifred Dorene Bergan, 74, died January 16, 2015 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, GA after a brave and valiant fight against cancer. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m ...

Habersham

Annie Lois Swafford Mote, 99, Demorest
Annie Lois Swafford Mote, age 99, of Demorest, Georgia, Georgia passed to be with our Lord on Friday, January 16, 2015 following an extended illness.Mrs. Mote was born on May 19, 1 ...
Arthur Eugene "Gene" Hill, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015.Mr. Hill was born on October 18, 1930 in Newman, Illinois to the late Art ...
Michael J. "Mike" Barden, 60, Cornelia
Michael J. "Mike" Barden, age 60, of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at his residence.Born on March 23, 1954, in Gainesville, Georgia, he was the son of ...
Michael J. Barden, 60, Cornelia
Michael J. "Mike" Barden, age 60, of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at his residence. Born on March 23, 1954, in Gainesville, Georgia, he was the son o ...

Hall

Bobby V. Poole, 83, Gainesville
Bobby V. Poole, age 83, of Gainesville passed away peacefully Friday, January 16, 2015 with family and friends by his side.Born in Hall County, Georgia on May 20, 1931, Bobby was t ...
Deborah Lynn Townley, 62, Gainesville
Deborah Lynn Townley, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She taught school in Texas, Virginia and at North Fo ...
Elizabeth Ann Davis, 82, Clermont
Funeral services for, Elizabeth Ann Davis age 82 of Clermont will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday January 18, 2015 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm unt ...
James Loy Woodring, 92, Gainesville
James Loy Woodring, of Gainesville, went home to Jesus and other loved ones on January 16, 2015 following a gallant battle with leukemia. He was a true man of faith and was a devot ...
Jose Tirado, 36, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jose Tirado age 36 of Flowery Branch passed away on Friday January 16, 2015 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday January 22, 2015 ...

Lumpkin

Cleo Moss, 89, Dahlonega
Miss Cleo Moss, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA died Friday, January 16, 2015 following a period of declining health.Cleo was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and the owner of Moss G ...
Verdelle Parks Bracket, 93, Dahlonega
Verdelle Parks Brackett, 93 of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, January 16, 2015. A native of Lumpkin County, She enjoyed going on trips with family. She was a devoted homemaker, ...

Stephens

Mrs. Virginia Rose Maki Hudson, age 88 of Toccoa passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Walter and Helen King Maki, she was born ...

White

Ewell Kanady, 85, Cleveland
Ewell Kanady, age 85 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Kanady was born May 16, 1929 in White County to the late Elbert and Gertrude Allison K ...
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