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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 4th, 2015

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Judy Taylor, 65, Winder
Ms. Judy Taylor, age 65, of Winder, Georgia died July 4, 2015 at her residence. A Native of Parks, Mississippi, she was a daughter of the late Robert Edward and Maxine Webb Hitch ...

Forsyth

David 'Sy' Goodwin, 49, Cumming
Major David “Sy” Goodwin, age 49, of Cumming, GA died July 4, 2015.   David was very patriotic and served his country in the U.S. Army. He served during Dese ...
Wayne Satterfield, 80, Cumming
Wayne Satterfield, age 80 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, July  3, 2015, peacefully at his home after a 2 1/2 year battle of Pulmonary Fibrosis.    Wayne is ...

Gwinnett

James W. “Jimmy” Simpson, age 81 of Buford, GA died suddenly Saturday, July 4, 2015. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill ...

Habersham

Edwin “Spur” Wiley, age 66 of Alto, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, at his residence. Born in Hall County on June 6, 1949, he was a son of the late M. E. “ ...

Hall

John Cook, 71, Flowery Branch
John Thomas Cook, 71, of Flowery Branch, GA died on July 4, 2015.  Born in Alpharetta, GA he was the son of the late Thomas and Annie Cook.  He served in the US Army and ...
P.L. Grant, Jr., 89, Gainesville
P.L. Grant went home to be with the Lord on July 4, 2015 after a brief illness.  Born October 11, 1925, P.L. was a life-long resident of Gainesville, GA, and was married to ...
Vera Kaye Loggins Head, 63, Gainesville
Vera Kaye Loggins Head, age 63, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Kathy’s Personal Care Home in Cleveland following an extended illness. Memorial servi ...
Dana Michelle Frazier, 47, Gillsville
Mrs. Dana Michelle Frazier age 47 of Gillsville passed away on Saturday July 04, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           ...
Patricia Trammell, 89, Clermont
Patricia Trammell age 89 of Clermont died July 4, 2015 at her residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday July 8, 2015. In Strickland Fu ...
Edwin (Spur) Wiley, 66, Alto
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Edwin “Spur” Wiley, age 66 of Alto, who passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his residence.   ...

Jackson

Ms. Remonda Victoria Highfield, age 13, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Ms. Highfield was born in Gainesvil ...

Lumpkin

Alonzo Cain Jr., 81, Dahlonega
Alonzo Cain Jr., age 81, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his home following a short illness.   Junior was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpk ...

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Sarah Dealva Layfield, 90, Forest Park
Mrs. Sarah Dealva Layfield, age 90, of Forest Park, Georgia died July 4, 2015.  A Native of Doe Run, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late William T. and Ida Belle Fowler.&n ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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