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Local Obits for Sat. May 9th, 2015

Banks

Shelby Presley, 67, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shelby Presley, age 67, of Maysville, who passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The Funeral Services are incomplete at this time. ...

Forsyth

Linda Pruitt Chambers, 68, Cumming
Linda Pruitt Chambers, age 68, of Cumming, died on Saturday, May 9, 2015, after a short battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Larry J. Chambers, ...
Joseph Dillard McGinnis, age 77 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2015. He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. He loved the lake and was an avid golfer.   ...
Kyrie Shalom Lewis, 45, Canton
Kyrie Shalom Lewis, age 45 of Canton, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015.   Services will be anounced at a later date.   Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, ...
Rachel Porter Wall Higgins age 94 of Cumming Ga. Died on Saturday May 9, 2015 at the Gracemont Assisted Living in Cumming, Ga. from an extended illness.   A nativ ...

Gwinnett

Gladys Jones Adair, 92, Buford
Gladys Jones Adair, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester S. Adair. She is survived by her children, Patri ...

Habersham

Mary Lou Caudell Meister, age 91, of Baldwin, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015. Born on August 13, 1923, in Banks County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Myrtle Ausbur ...

Hall

Diego Martinez, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Diego Martinez, age 81, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton. Memorial Mass will be 6:30 p.m., Monday, May ...
Matthew Hopkins Sr., 90, Gainesville
Matthew Hopkins Sr. age 90, well known as “Shoefus” went home to be with his parents and siblings early Saturday morning May 9, 2015. After a courageous and strong will ...

Jackson

Steve Kenneth Smith, 51, Commerce
     Mr. Steve Kenneth Smith, age 51, of Commerce, Georgia died May 9, 2015.  A native of Tucker, Georgia he was a driver for Keystone Brothers.  &nb ...
Shelby Fowler Presley, 67, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shelby Fowler Presley, age 67, of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, May 9, 2015.  Mrs. Presley was born in Jack ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret “Maggie” Ellen O’Brien Marshall, age 84, of Atlanta, who passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015. Mrs. Marshall ...
Herman Reynolds, 85, Pendergrass
Herman Reynolds age 85 of Pendergrass, Ga. passed away May 8, 2015 at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Reynolds was born April 4, 1930 in Hall county to the late Ha ...

Lumpkin

Gerry Sommers, 70, Dahlonega
Gerry Sommers, 70, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with a debilitating brain disorder.  By his side were his wife of ...

White

Margie Melvinnie Nations Wheeler, age 91, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015. Born on May 13, 1923, in White County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mar ...
'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
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment