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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 4th, 2015

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Carleigh Ann Wisniewsky, infant daughter of Richard and Kimberly Wisniewsky of Winder, GA died January, 4, 2015. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 1:00 PM ...

Forsyth

Ricky Arthur Otwell, 55, Cumming
Ricky Arthur Otwell, age 55 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015. A former resident of Pleasant Grove, AL, he was retired from Bridgestone-Firestone Tire and Rubber Com ...

Gwinnett

Bess M. Tate, 83, Buford
Bess M. Tate, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015. She is survived by her children, Cathy and Wayne Petty, Buford, GA, Barbara and Alan Miller, Buford, GA, a ...

Habersham

Hazel Gibson Nation, 77, Demorest
Hazel Gibson Nation, age 77, of Demorest, passed away on January 4, 2015.Born on May 21, 1937, in Rabun County, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Donnie Nations Gi ...
Jill Ann Tolbert, 35, Alto
Jill Ann Tolbert, age 35, of Alto, GA passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015.She spent most of her life in Lumpkin County, and had lived the past 7 years in Habersham County. She was ...

Jackson

Peggy Pruett Chambers, 75, Jefferson
Peggy Pruett Chambers, age 75, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015. She is survived by her husband of nearly fifty-five years, Carl Chambers; children, Larry a ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Vicki Louise Chapman Jolly, age 70, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Mrs. Jolly was born in Anderso ...

Lumpkin

Robert Lee Brown, 68, Dahlonega
Robert Lee Brown, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday, January 4, 2015.He was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and of the Baptist faith. He retired from Fieldale Farms and lo ...

Stephens

Helen Monteen Brown, 92, Toccoa
Miss Helen Monteen Brown, age 92 of Hospital Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.A daughter of the late Sam Walker Brown and Pearl Bu ...
Lt. Col. Harry Lee Wise, Jr., age 80 of Riverdale Road, Toccoa passed away Sunday January 4, 2015 at Emory Hospital. The son of the late Harry Lee Wise, Sr. and Anna Maude Harmon W ...
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