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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 17th, 2015

Forsyth

Burnice Blondine Bazzarelli, age 83, of Cumming passed away November 17, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Allene Barron; brothers, Raburn, Roger and Tommy ...

Jackson

Robert A. (Bob) McClelland, 71, formerly of Menomonie, died at his home in Georgia with hospice care on November 17 of a rare, aggressive cancer attributed to Agent Orange exposure ...

Other

Wallace M. "Wally" Bowen, Jr., 63, Asheville, NC
Longtime Asheville media reform advocate, Wallace (Wally) Morning Bowen Jr. died Tuesday, November 17 at age 63 from complications from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), which h ...

Stephens

Mr. Ernest “Junior” Butler Gunn, age 82 of 1678 Carnes Creek Road, Tococa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at his residence.   A son of the la ...
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