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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 19th, 2015

Banks

Horace Elbert Campbell, age 82 of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015 following an extended illness.Born in Wichita, Kansas on December 24, 1932, he was the so ...
Maria Grams Schreiber, 84, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Maria Grams Schreiber, age 84 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, February 19, 2015. Mrs. Schreiber was born in Gu ...

Barrow

Brenda Jane John, 52, Auburn
Brenda Jane John, a resident of Auburn, GA, passed away unexpectedly and joined our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 19, 2015 at the age of 52. Brenda is survived by her ...
James E. Reynolds, 83, Winder
Mr.James E. Reynolds, age 83, of Winder, Georgia passed away February 19, 2015 at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, he was a son of the late Bud a ...
Phil 'Boat' Roberts, 59, Winder
Mr. Phil "Boat" Roberts, age 59, of Winder, Georgia passed away February 19, 2015. A Native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, he was a son James and Betty Mill ...

Dawson

Fannie Lou Martin,, 91, Dawsonville
Fannie Lou Martin, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday February 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born March 3, 1923 in Lumpki ...

Forsyth

Foster (Gene) Bennett, 86, Cumming
Foster (Gene) Bennett , age 86, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at home with his family beside him. He was an active member of Living Stones Baptist Church. ...
J. C. 'Red' Munda, 86, Cumming
J. C. "Red" Munda, age 86, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015. He loved hunting, fishing and was an avid fan of NASCAR. He served honorably in the ...
Lester W. Kaiser, Jr., 86, Cumming
Lester W. Kaiser, Jr., age 86, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015. He was with Western Electric for 37 years and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America C ...
Roger Ben Gilleland, 82, Cumming
Roger Ben Gilleland, born January 26, 1933, passed away on February 19, 2015. His love though will live on through his bride of sixty-one years, Bobbie, his sisters Atholene (Herm ...

Habersham

Laverne Knight Nation Taylor, age 60, of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015.Born on April 14, 1954 in Habersham County, she was a daughter of Mary Frances Martin ...

Hall

Betty Emma Payne Thompson, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Emma Payne Thompson age 80 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday February 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funera ...
Callie Smith Christopher, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Callie Smith Christopher, age 92, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Duluth, GA, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Chris ...
Dora Hulsey Cain, 85, Gainesville
Dora Hulsey Cain, 85, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, February 19th, 2015. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy R. and Frances Cain, and Joe and Judy Cai ...
Howard LaVinge Osborne, 75, Gainesville
Howard LaVinge Osborne, 75, of Gainesville passed away on February 11, 2015 at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 fr ...
Juanita Ware Kimbrough, 69, Gainesville
Juanita Ware Kimbrough, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. The family will ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Sara Ruth Elrod Prickett, age 89, of Commerce who passed away on Thursday February 19th, 2015. She was the daughter of the late ...

White

Jack Shannon Harmon, 84, Sautee-Nacoochee
After a long and courageous fight with Alzheimers, Mr. Jack Shannon Harmon (84) of Sky Lake Community in Sautee-Nacoochee, GA, passed away quietly on the morning of February 19, 20 ...
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