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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 22nd, 2015

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James Hendon, 65, Winder
James Hendon, age 65, of Winder passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...
Tinley Faith Thomason, inf, Bethlehem
Tinley Faith Thomason, age 7 weeks, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away February 22, 2015. Surviving are Parents, Rodney and Julie Edwards Thomason, Sister, Raelynn Jewel Thomaso ...

Dawson

Richard Pittman, 68, Dawsonville
Richard Pittman, 68, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 22, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Mr. Pittman was born March 22, 1 ...

Forsyth

Lucille Stancil, 79, Cumming
Lucille Stancil, age 79, of Cumming, formerly of Alpharetta, passed away Friday, February 20, 2015. A native of Cherokee County, Lucille is preceded in death by her husband, Dorse ...

Gwinnett

James Grissom, 89, Suwanee
James "Pode" "Tobe" Grissom, age 89, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015. He is survived by his sister, Lois Grissom Dow; daughters and sons ...

Habersham

Anthony Lee Giaquinta, 41, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Anthony Lee Giaquinta, age 41, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Pastor Mike Franklin w ...
Heather Lynn Turner, 27, Cornelia
Heather Lynn Turner, age 27, of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.Born in Hall County, Geo ...
Kathy Smith, 40, Clarkesville
Kathy N. Smith, 40 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015. Born in Stephens County on July 24, 1974, she was a daughter of Richard and Anita Smith Ferguson of Demor ...

Hall

Frank William Krippel, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Frank William Krippel, 84 of Gainesville died Sunday February 22, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.Littl ...
Margaret S. Woodruff, 83, Oakwood
Mrs. Margaret S. Woodruff, 83 of Oakwood died Sunday February 22, 2015 at her residence.Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.Little & Davenport Funeral H ...
Mary Jane Rogers Adkins, 66, Gainesville
Mary Jane Rogers (MeMe) Adkins passed away early Sunday morning, February 22, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Adkins is survived by he ...

Jackson

Eddie Lee Archer, 58, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eddie Lee Archer, age 58, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Mr. Archer was born in Nicholson, GA, a son to t ...
Gary Nix, 52, Jefferson
Gary Nix "Crazy", age 52, of Jefferson passed Sunday, February 22, 2015. Mr. Nix would cut firewood for people and enjoyed playing cards. He was survived by his mother ...
Josefina Dimas, 95, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Josefina Dimas, age 95, of Pendergrass, GA, who passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Mrs. Dimas was born in El Salvador, a 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