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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 15th, 2015

Forsyth

John Emory Franklin, Jr., age 73 of Cumming, formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Emory, Sr. and Franc ...

Hall

Fannie Lou Sisk Helton, 88, Maysville
Fannie Lou Sisk Helton, 88, of Maysville passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center. Services will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 11:30 ...
Robert Joseph Danforth, Jr, 48, Gainesville
Robert Joseph Danforth, Jr., 48, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. ...

Jackson

Dorothy Sue Hill, 82, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces services for Dorothy Sue Hill 82 of Commerce who died Sunday Feb. 15, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Perry and Bertha Helen ...
Edwina Emily Ortiz, 45, Braselton
Ms. Edwina Emily Ortiz, age 45, of Braselton passed away February 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a sudden illness. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sund ...
Wade Keith Waters, 51, Talmo
Mr. Wade Keith Waters, age 51 of Talmo, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Februar ...

Rabun

Frankie Jo Medley Vinson, 76, of Dillard, GA, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was born in Towns County, GA and was the daugh ...
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