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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 17th, 2015

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Oliver "Pete" Swords, 87, Winder
Mr. Oliver “Pete” Swords, age 87, of Winder, Georgia went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2015.  He was a veteran of The United States Army, The United States Air ...

Dawson

George Abee, 73, Dawsonville
George Abee, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Friday April 17, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born February 25, 1942 in Lumpkin County to the late F ...

Forsyth

Howard Edward Dale, 71, Cumming
Howard Edward Dale, 71, of Cumming passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at his residence following and extended illness. Mr. Dale was born on July 31, 1943 in Gainesville to th ...
Matthew Hughes, 44, Cumming
Matthew Hughes , age 44 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Olen and Loy Whitt, Newman and Olure Hughes.   He is ...
Joyce Brooks Summers, 84, Cumming
Joyce Brooks Summers, age 84 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2015.  She was an avid Braves Baseball fan, loved her Lord, and her Church and her family. ...

Habersham

Carrie Ledford Black, 77, Demorest
Carrie “Carol” Ledford Black, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, April 17, 2015. Mrs. Ledford was born on July 30, 1937 in Clayto ...

Hall

Ruby Roberts Edge, 86, Gainesville
Ruby Roberts Edge age 86 of Gainesville passed away Friday April 17, 2015. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Saturday April 18, 2015 at the funeral home, and again on Sun ...

Jackson

Rufus Pharr Bradshaw, 71, Jefferson
Rufus Pharr Bradshaw, age 71, of Jefferson passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.  Mr. Bradshaw loved his family and gospel music.  He was survived by his son Stanley Bradsh ...
Marilyn Gossage Donnell, 76, Braselton
Marilyn Gossage Donnell, age 76, of Braselton passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome ...
Jonathan Nathallen Ladon Nix, 25, Pendergrass
Jonathan Nathallen Ladon Nix, 25, of Pendergrass passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Winder Barrow Hospital following an auto accident. Mr. Nix was born on October 12, 1989 ...

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Linda Bernedett Chew, 72, Johns Creek
Linda Bernadett (Moore) Chew, 72, of Johns Creek, GA, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015, at home.  Born in Martinsville, VA, she was the daughter of the late Lemmie and Ge ...

Stephens

Travis Wayne Banks, 58, Toccoa
Mr. Travis Wayne Banks, age 58 of 118 Merritts Circle, Toccoa, GA passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.             A ...
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