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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 12th, 2015

Gwinnett

Beverly Ruth Moon, 74, Buford
Beverly Ruth Moon, age 74 of Buford, GA died Thursday, November 12, 2015 following an extended illness. A private family service will be held later. Mrs. Moon is survived by her hu ...

Hall

Wilson Lewis, 68, Gainesville
 Wilson Lewis age 58 passed away on November 12, 2015. Funeral services will be held Saturday November 21, 2015 at Set Free Ministries at 12pm. Professional services entrusted ...
Helen “Granny” Light, 88, of Oakwood went home to be with our Lord on November 12, 2015 following a sudden illness.   She was born and raised in Hall County, ...
Edna Wilson, 94, Gainesville
Mrs.Edna Wilson, 94 of Gainesville died Thursday November 12, 2015 at her residence.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little & ...
Edna Grizzle Wilson, 94, Gainesville
Edna Grizzle Wilson, 94, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015.   Born on January 10, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Cora Thom ...

Lumpkin

Valentine (Vallie) Dobbs, 89, Dahlonega
Ms. Valentine (Vallie) Dobbs, age 89, of Dahlonega, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at the Oaks at Hampton Assisted Living, Cumming, following a period of declining hea ...
Louise Grindle, 94, Dahlonega
  Mrs. Louise Grindle, age 94, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Sonshine Manor Personal Care Home in Dahlonega, GA.   Louise was a nat ...
Johnny Ray Ledford Sr., 61, Dahlonega
Johnny Ray Ledford Sr., age 61, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at his residence.   Johnny lived in Dahlonega for the past 50 years. He worked i ...

White

Johnny Ernest Parks, 43, Helen
Johnny Ernest Parks, age 43, of Helen, GA, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a sudden illness.   J ...
Phillip Eugene Turner, 76, Cleveland
Phillip Eugene Turner, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Turner was born August 30, 1939 in Gainesville ...
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