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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 26th, 2015

Dawson

Winston “Red” Roland, 74, Dawsonville
Winston “Red” Roland, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 26, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born October 21, 1941 to the ...

Forsyth

Thomas E. Seay, MD, PhD died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 26, 2015. He was born December 9, 1951 in Athens, Georgia. He received a B.S. from University of Georgia, a Ph.D. in ...

Gwinnett

Malcolm Sidney “Sid” Skelton, Jr., age 69 of Buford, GA died Sunday, December 26, 2015. A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton M ...

Habersham

Rebecca Lovell Anderson, 79, Clarkesville
Rebecca Lovell Anderson, age 79, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015. Mrs. Anderson was born on August 11, 1936 in Rabun County, Georgia to the ...

Other

Miriam Elizabeth Killmeyer Reed, 67, of Monroe, GA., passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015.   A loving wife, mother and grandmother and sister she will be greatly ...

Stephens

Ronald Roy Bohannon, 50, Martin
Mr. Ronald Roy “Runt” Bohannon, age 50, of South River Trail, Martin, Georgia, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the residence.    A son of Linda B ...

White

Duane Harrell, 82, Cleveland
Duane Harrell age 82, of Cleveland passed away Saturday December 26, 2015.  Mr. Harrell was born in Jacksonville, Florida the son of the late Charles Eugene and Vida Johnso ...
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