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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 19th, 2015

Dawson

Noveleen Garner Butler, 83, Dawsonville
   Mrs. Noveleen Garner Butler, age 83 of Dawsonville, passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at Embracing Hospice following an extended illness.      ...
Maureen Elizabeth Jeffers, 69, Dawsonville
Maureen Elizabeth Jeffers, 69, of Dawsonville, Ga, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015 at North East Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, Ga. A Memorial Mass will be held on Th ...

Forsyth

Frank Sanders Sparkman, 73, Cumming
Frank Sanders Sparkman, 73 of Cumming died on Monday October 19, 2015. Visitation will be held on Thursday October 22, from 10am-2pm at the funeral home. Funeral services wil ...

Habersham

Betty Sue Robinson Hembree, age 74 of Alto, passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at her residence. Born in Hall County on August 22, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Joe Dan ...
Teresa Pablo Tomas, 34, Alto
Teresa Pablo Tomas, age 34, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015. Graveside Services are scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Yonah Memo ...
Donald L. Wren, 81, Clarkesville
Donald L. Wrenn, age 81 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, October 19, 2015. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, on October 18, 1934, he was a son of the late Clyde L. and Ali ...

Hall

John Dibeler, 91, Gainesville
John Dibeler, 91, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charg ...
Randy Lee Fair, 60, Gainesville
           Mr. Randy Lee Fair, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...
Norma Jean Ludwig, 76, Oakwood
Mrs. Norma Jean Ludwig, age 76, of Oakwood passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at her residence, surrounded by family.   The family will receive friends 3:00 – 8: ...
Thomas Edwin McKinzey, 79, Flowery Branch
         Mr. Thomas Edwin McKinzey, age 79 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Willowood Nursing Home following an ...
Carolyn Jean Jacobs Wilson, 64, Charlotte, NC, formerly of Gainesville
Carolyn Jean Jacobs Wilson   Jean Wilson of Charlotte died Monday, October 19, after 64 years of an extraordinary life, punctuated by moments that illustrate her strong ...

Stephens

Juanita McCook Payne, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Juanita McCook Payne, age 82 of Toccoa passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at Habersham Medical Center.   A daughter of the late Julian C. and Ethel Honea McCook, ...

White

Laverne Joyce Boyd, 76, Cleveland
Laverne Joyce Boyd, age 76 of Cleveland, GA, passed away on Monday October 19, 2015 at Pruitt Healthcare. Laverne was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 4, 1939 to the late Emil a ...
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