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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 29th, 2015

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Martha Logan Barnett, 88, Winder
Martha Logan Barnett, age 88, of Winder passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015.  Graveside services will be held 3:00 pm Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Alta Vista Cemetery in G ...

Habersham

Cecil E. Byram, 88, Cornelia
  Cecil E. Byram, age 88, of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015. Mr. Byram was born August 10, 1927 in Whitesburg, GA to the late Udon and Winnie Mae Cancle ...
Eddie Thomas Chambers, 73, Mt. Airy
  Eddie Thomas Chambers, age 73 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the Habersham Medical Center.   Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on Jun ...
Jean Dyer, 80, Mt. Airy
Jean Dyer, age 80 of Mt Airy, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015. Mrs. Dyer was born on February 23, 1935 in New Jersey, to the late Charles and Molly Handling Thiel. In a ...
Randall “Randy” John Mateling, age 66 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015, at his residence.   Born in Chicago, Illinois on November 19, 1949, ...
Ernest W Nations Jr., 80, Clarkesville
  Mr. Ernest W. Nations, Jr., age 80, native and lifelong resident of Habersham County, Georgia went home to be with his Lord Sunday, November 29, 2015.  Mr. Nation ...

Hall

Jimmy Lamar Cheek, 59, Gillsville
Mr. Jimmy Lamar Cheek, age 59 of Gillsville, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.        & ...

Jackson

Ralph Delyn Mote, 86, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ralph Delyn Mote, age 86, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015. Mr. Mote was born in Jackson Count ...

Lumpkin

Bradford Garland Barnes, 87, Dahlonega
Bradford Garland Barnes, age 87, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his home following a period of declining health. Mr. Barnes was born in White County, ...
Hugh Lee Day, 66, Dahlonega
Mr. Hugh Lee Day, 66 of Dahlonega died Sunday November 29, 2015 at his residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and ...

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Ruby Tench Brown, 72, Cave Springs, GA
Ruby Tench Brown, age 72, of Cave Spring, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015. Mrs. Brown was born on October 17, 1943 in West Aliquippa, PA to the late Walter Bax ...

Rabun

Minnie Elizabeth Ramey Wilson, 84, of Tiger passed away November 29, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 4, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Adolphus M. ...

White

Roy W. Adams, 64, Cleveland
Mr. Roy W. Adams age 64 of Cleveland passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later b ...
Roy William Adams Jr., 64, Cleveland
Roy William Adams Jr. age 64, of Cleveland passed away Sunday November 29, 2015.  Mr. Adams was born in Habersham County and was preceded in death by his father, Roy Willia ...
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