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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 5th, 2015

Banks

Stella Burton Cook, 85, Alto
Stella Burton Cook, age 85, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015 at The Oaks at Scenic View.Mrs. Cook was born on April 19, 1929 in Franklin County, Georgia to ...

Barrow

Vickie Ann Moon, 60, Winder
Vickie Ann Moon, age 60, of Winder passed away Monday, January 5, 2015. She was survived by her daughters Tonya Harvey and husband Greg of Dacula, Kim Coats and husband Johnny of ...

Dawson

Carl Hyrns, 79, Dawsonville
Carl Hyrns, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 5, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health.Born October 1, 1935 in Winter Haven, Florida to the late ...
Trina Lynn Blackwell, 56, Dawsonville
Trina Lynn Blackwell, age 56 of Dawsonville, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015. Trina was the # 1 Elvis Presley fan. She was preceded in death her mother, Mary Henderson; fat ...

Forsyth

Gwyn A. Watkins, 75, Cumming
Gwyn A. Watkins, 75, of Cumming, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church. Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 8, 20 ...
Harriet Marva Reineke, 92, Cumming
Harriet Marva Reineke, 92, of Cumming, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015. Harriet was a member of First Baptist Church in Cumming. She was a native of Minnesota, but had lived in ...
Jeffrey Christopher Davis, 49, of Cumming, GA.Mr. Davis is preceded in death by his wife, Leigh Tucker Davis; son, Justin Levi Davis and his brother, Ted Davis. Survivors include h ...
Kevin Kenneth McBride of Cumming passed away on January 5th, 2015. Visitation will be held on Friday January 9th from 4-8pm. The mass will be at 12am on Saturday at Good Shepherd C ...
Richard Hunt, 57, Cumming
Mr. Richard Hunt, age 57, of Cumming, passed away on January 5th, 2015. Richard was of the Christian faith and attended Mountain Lake Church in Cumming. He is preceded in death by ...

Habersham

Barry Stephen Taylor Sr., 79, Cornelia
Barry Stephen Taylor, Sr., age 79, of Cornelia, passed away on January 5, 2015.Born on July 8, 1935, in Habersham County, Georgia, he was the son of the late William "Bill&quo ...

Hall

Charlie James Blackwell, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Charlie James Blackwell, age 74 of Gainesville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 5, 2015 following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedule ...
Geneva R. Mitchell, 95, Gainesville
Geneva R. Mitchell, age 95 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Monday, January 5, 2015. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Friday, January 9, 2015 at Memorial Park N ...
Violet Montine Cagle Smith, 84, Murrayville
Mrs. Violet Montine Cagle Smith, 84 of Murrayville died Monday January 5, 2015 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Loyd an ...

Jackson

Carolyn Janice McCoy, 73, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Carolyn Janice McCoy, age 73, of Commerce who passed away on Monday January 5th, 2015. She was the daughter of the late John Bra ...
Nancy C. "Nan" Robbins, 71, Jefferson
Mrs. Nancy C. "Nan" Robbins, age 71, of Jefferson, Georgia passed away January 5, 2015. A native of MS, Mrs. Robbins was the daughter of the late James Pauldon and Matti ...

Lumpkin

Jerry L. Barker, 80, Dahlionega
Jerry L. Barker age 80 of Dahlonega passed away on January 5th 2015 following a rapid decline of a long term illness.Jerry was an expert mechanic who had raced sports cars when he ...

Other

Teresa Louann Cobb Morgan, 53 of Colbert, GA passed away Sun., Jan. 04, 2015.Ms. Morgan was the daughter of the late Ted Erwin and Linda Lou Davis Cobb and was preceded in death by ...
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.