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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 20th, 2015

Banks

Timothy James Maxie, age 18 of Alto, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 following an extended illness. Private Funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements ...

Barrow

Mindy Regina Helms, 34, Winder
Mindy Regina Helms, age 34, of Winder passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015.  Ms. Helms loved to watch wrestling, and movies. She enjoyed her computer and being on Facebook. & ...
Mindy Regina Helms, 34, Winder
Mindy Regina Helms, age 34, of Winder passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015.  Ms. Helms loved to watch wrestling, and movies. She enjoyed her computer and being on Facebook. ...
Jerome Marshall, 73, Winder
Jerome Marshall, age 73, of Winder, GA, formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mallie Marshall ...

Forsyth

Catherine Marion Waters, age 81, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Catherine was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and was retired from Forsyth County as a s ...
  Catherine Marion Waters, age 81, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Catherine was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and was retired from Forsyth Cou ...

Habersham

Dan Canup, 63, Clarkesville
  Dan Canup, age 63, of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015. Born on June 8, 1952 in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was a son of the late Floyd Junior and Hor ...
Orville Goettmann, 85, Demorest
Mr. Orville Edward Goettmann, age 85, of Demorest passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015.  Mr. Goettmann was born on July 13, 1930 in Anderson, IN. to the late Christian and ...

Hall

James “Junior” McNeal, 61, Gainesville
               Mr. James “Junior” McNeal age 61 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday August 20, ...
John "Johnny" Howard Stinson, 75, Gainesville
 John " Johnny" Howard Stinson , 75 , of Gainesville, Ga. Passed away August 20. 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.      John was born March ...

Jackson

Kenneth Blanton, 61, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Kenneth Leroy Blanton, age 61, of Nicholson, who passed away on Thursday August 20th, 2015. He was the son of the late Noah Le ...
Richard Harmon Proctor, 81, Hoschton
Richard Harmon Proctor, age 81, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015. Mr. Proctor was a Navy veteran and was employed with Hartford Insurance for 35 years. He loved to ...

Lumpkin

Wanda J. Borkowski, 66, Dahlonega
Wanda J. Borkowski of Dahlonega passed away on August 20th, 2015 after an extended illness. She was 66. She was a resident of Detroit, MI for many years, before moving to Dahlon ...

Other

Philip Bradley, 86, Carnesville
Philip Bradley, age 86, of Carnesville passed away on Thursday August 20th, 2015.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Frankie "Tom" Thomas Denney, 84, Winterville
Frankie "Tom" Thomas Denney, age 84 of Winterville passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015.  The family will not have any services at this time.  Lawson Funeral H ...
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