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Local Obits for Thu. May 28th, 2015

Banks

James Morris Free, 75, Homer
James Morris Free, age 75, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at The Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Free was born on February 8, 1940 in Homer, G ...

Forsyth

  Betty Gilleland Jennings, 75, Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Betty was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved gardening and volunteering ...
Larry Trout, 68, Cumming
Larry Trout, age 66, of Cumming, passed away on May 28, 2015.  He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  Larry loved spending time with his family, especially h ...

Gwinnett

Margie LaRose Bennett, 71, Buford
Margie LaRose Bennett, 71, of Buford, GA, passed away on Thursday, June 4 2015. She was a faithful member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Cumming, GA. Margie is preceded in death b ...
Billie Dove Hill, 79, Auburn
Billie Dove Hill, age 79, of Auburn passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015.  Mrs. Hill was a faithful follower of Christ. Her hobbies included sewing, arts and crafts. Mrs. Hill w ...

Habersham

Frances Land DeWitt, 94, Cornelia
Frances Land DeWitt, age 94, of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at her son’s residence. Born on September 16, 1920, in Columbus, Georgia, she was a daughter o ...

Hall

Vanessa Dell Dyer, 55, Gainesville
Vanessa Dell Dyer, age 55 of Gainesville, went to be with the Lord from a long term illness.  Ms. Dyer was born August 22, 1959 in Hamilton, WV to John Leonard Dyer and the ...
Marty Holbrook, 81, Gainesville
  ? Open  Reply  Reply All More   Marty Holbrook 81 of Gainesville,Ga. died Friday June 5, 2015 at Willowbrook Nurs ...
Charles Albert Maniscalco, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Albert Maniscalco, age 83, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.
Nicholas Bruce Pickell, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Nicholas Bruce Pickell, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 3015 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Memorial services to be held at a later ...

Jackson

Pamela Berryman Baker, 65, Nicholson
Mrs. Pamela Berryman Baker, age 65, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Baker was born in Elberton to Magolene Barrett Hardy and the ...
Troy Marshall Spivey, 64, Commerce
Troy Marshall Spivey, age 64, of Commerce passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

Stephens

Terresa Jo Tatum Purcell, 51, Eastanollee
Mrs. Terresa Jo Tatum Purcell age 51 of 1054 Gooseneck Road, Eastanollee passed away Thursday May, 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of the lat ...
Mrs. Ronzielene Mize Simmons age 61 of 140 Avon Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday June 1, 2015 at her residence A daughter of the late Ronzie and Katie Lou Fulbright Mize, she ...
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