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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 28th, 2015

Barrow

Becky Austin DeLay, 78, Winder
Mrs. Becky Austin DeLay, age 78 went to be with the Lord August 28, 2015.  The daughter of the late John Rich and Lillie Helton Austin, Mrs. DeLay had resided in Barrow County ...

Gwinnett

Annie Laura Hart, 81, Loganville
Annie Laura Hart, 81, of Loganville, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at ...

Habersham

Mitch (Big Daddy) Lewallen, age 65 of Cornelia, GA passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. Mitch (Big Daddy) was born October 4, 1949 in Clarkesville, GA to the late Waymon Le ...
Opal Frances Weaver, age 85, of Alto, and formerly of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence.   Born on March 9, 1930, in Wilder Tennes ...
Opal Frances Weaver, age 85, of Alto, and formerly of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence. Born on March 9, 1930, in Wilder Tennessee, she w ...

Hall

Winnell Jordan, 82, Gainesville
Winnell Jordan, 82, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel o ...
Frances Garrard Keim, 77, Gainesville
Frances Garrard Keim, age 77, passed on August 28, 2015.  She was loved by her husband of 52 years, John Adam Keim, Jr.  She will be missed by her son Adam Keim, daughter ...
Doyle Edwin "Papa" McQueen, 70, Murrayville
Doyle Edwin “Papa” McQueen, 70, of Murrayville passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    ...
Milton Brannon Smith, 38, Gainesville
  Mr. Milton Brannon Smith, age 38, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.       & ...
Thomas (Tom) M. Young, 95, Gainesville
          Mr. Thomas (Tom) M. Young, age 95, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at this residence.  & ...

Stephens

Catherine Bentley Bowden,  age 76,  Toccoa, GA passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. Mrs. Bowden was born in Stephens County, GA on January 29, 1939 to the late Pope an ...
M.C. Stowe, 87, Eastanollee
  Mr. M.C. Stowe, age 87 of 345 Virginia Drive, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at his residence.   A son of the late Cross M. and Texie ...
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