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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 9th, 2015

Forsyth

Grace Carrie Samples, 88, Cumming
Grace Carrie Samples, age 88 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Grace was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husba ...

Gwinnett

Madge Ashworth Gailey, 78, Buford
Madge Ashworth Gailey, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Tommy Gailey; parents, J.C. and Vivian Dav ...

Hall

James Mark DeLong, Sr., 94, Gainesville
  James Mark DeLong, Sr., 94, of Gainesville passed away peacefully at the home of Greg and Catherine on July 9, 2015. He was born in Gainesville, Ga. on August 6, 192 ...
Perry Williams, 91, Gainesville
Perry Williams age 91 of Gainesville, GA passed away on July 9, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his son Dennis Williams.  He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Nan ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Newt David “Roach” Ledford, Jr., age 63 of Talmo, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, July 9, 2015.  Mr. Ledford ...

Rabun

Ethel Irene Coleman Hopper, 86, of Clayton, GA went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 9, 2015.   She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of Frank Pinion ...
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