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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 22nd, 2015

Banks

Debbie Lynn Blalock, 43, Homer
Debbie Lynn Blalock, age 43 of Homer, GA passed away Sunday November 22, 2015.   Mrs. Blalock was the daughter of William Arnold and Johnnie M. Robertson Chesser. She wa ...
Genavee Westmoreland Wilde, age 79 of Lula, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015. Born in Banks County on December 22, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Boyd and Sere ...

Dawson

Floyd Waters, 68, Dawsonville
Floyd Waters, 68, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday November 22, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born September 16, 1947 in Gilm ...

Forsyth

Rev. Robert "Bob" Fields, age 83, of Forsyth County, passed away on November 22, 2015.  Bob was of the Baptist faith and pastored several churches in the area for 42 ...

Habersham

Bobbie Lee Franklin Burns, age 38 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Habersham County on April 26, ...

Hall

Collis Joseph (Sonny) Copous, Jr., age 82 of Flowery Branch, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at his residence.            ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Richard Ray “Ricky” Prince, age 44, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.   Ric ...
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