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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 21st, 2015

Dawson

Horace Gene Bennett, 55, Dawsonville
Horace Gene Bennett, age 55, of Dawsonville, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Horace was a gentle giant, a simple content country man with a heart of gold that never met a ...
William 'Todd' Hulsey, 44, Dawsonville
William "Todd" Hulsey, 44, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday March 21, 2015 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born February 12, 1971 in Columbia, SC, he lived ...

Forsyth

Doris Wheeler Corn, 90, Cumming
Doris Wheeler Corn, age 90, a native and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church and graduat ...

Habersham

Ruby Brock Burrell, 84, Cornelia
Ruby Brock Burrell, age 84, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015.Mrs. Burrell was born on June 11, 1930 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late John B. and ...

Hall

Ricky Lee Martin, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Ricky Lee Martin, 62 of Gainesville died Saturday March 21, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.Little & ...

Jackson

Lamar P. Thaxton, 86, Nicholson
Mr. Lamar P. Thaxton, age 86, of Nicholson died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center. Mr. Thaxton was born in Oglethorpe County to the late, Garland and ...
Mary C. Dean, 94, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces services for Mary C. Dean 94 of Commerce who passed away Saturday March 21, 2015. Survivors include two son James Vernon Manders and Billy ...
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