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Local Obits for Fri. May 22nd, 2015

Forsyth

Jeffery Craig Bell, 38, Cumming
     Jeffery Craig Bell, 38, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. He was born on June 16, 1976, in Wiesbaden, Germany. His survivors inclu ...

Gwinnett

Jesse Sim Davis, 75, Dacula
Mr. Jesse Sim Davis, age 75 of 920 Charles Hall Drive, Dacula, Georgia passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at Gwinnett Medical Center.   A son of the late Anderson H. and M ...

Habersham

Kenneth Thomas, 86, Clarkesville
Kenneth Thomas, age 86, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 following an extended illness. Mr. Thomas was born on April 14, 1929, in Clarkesville, ...

Hall

Mr. Theodore “Ted” Thompson of Gainesville, GA passed away on May 22, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his parents Cleveland and Magaline Thompson, sister Cinella ...
Eusebio Acosta Cruz, 64, Gainesville
Eusebio Acosta Cruz, 64, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Cruz was born on August 14 , 1950 in Guanajuato, ...
Barbara Sue Peek Miller, 74, Gainesville
                  Barbara Sue Peek Miller, 74, Gainesville passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at ...
Azucena Sesmas-Gonzales, 18, Gainesville
Ms.  Azucena Sesmas-Gonzalez, age 18 passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 . Funeral Services are scheduled for Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 1pm at Saint Michael Catholic Churc ...
Evelyn Barrett Trotter, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Evelyn Barrett Trotter, age 70, of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    &nb ...

Jackson

Baxter N. Holder, 79, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Baxter N. Holder, age 79, of Pendergrass Ga., who passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. Mr. Holder was born in Jackson County, GA, a so ...
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