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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 4th, 2015

Forsyth

Dr. John David Nolan, 84, Cumming
Dr. John David Nolan, 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away December 4, 2015. John was born on October, 21, 1931, in Chicago, IL, to a devout Catholic family. Faith was an integral part ...
Mary Elizabeth Ridings, 78, Cumming
Elizabeth Ridings, age 78, passed away on December 4, 2015, at her home in Cumming, GA. Elizabeth was born in Murray County GA, on June 24, 1937 to the late Henry Walker Dixon and ...

Gwinnett

Ann Smith Price, 90, Sugar Hill
Ann Smith Price, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Willie Price. She is survived by her children, Di ...

Habersham

Rebecca Ann Brown Perry, 81, Demorest
Rebecca Ann Brown Perry, age 81 of Demorest, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 at her residence. Born in Otto, North Carolina, on May 20, 1934, she was a daughter of the lat ...
Mary Clyde Propes Sims, 57, Demorest
Mary Clyde Propes Sims, age 57, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015.  Mary Clyde was born on June 19, 1958, in Hall County, Georgia, to the late D ...

Hall

Hortense Bales, 84, Gainesville
Miss. Hortense Bales, age 84, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, December 4, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 PM Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Hillside Chapel Fu ...
Richard L. Grubb, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Richard L. Grubb, 77, of Gainesville died December 4, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA.
Shirley Julia Meffert, 89, Gainesville
Shirley Julia Meffert, 89, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Bickford Assisted Living of Alpharetta.  She had lived in Gainesville for 30 years before ...
?Evelyn Harris Washington, 82, of Lula, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little Davenport ...

Lumpkin

Betsy Lee Hulsey Lively, 51, Dahlonega
  Betsy Lee Hulsey Lively, age 51, of Dahlonega, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015. She was a member of Christian Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and Mia ...

Stephens

John A. “Dutch” Ivester, Jr., age 87 of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015. Born in Habersham County on May 29, 1928, he was a son of the late John Aufor ...
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