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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 8th, 2015

Forsyth

James R. Pruitt, 91, Cumming
James R. Pruitt, age 91, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015. James was a Veteran of World War II and was in the battle at Pearl Harbor. He is preceded in death by ...

Gwinnett

Juanita Johnson Hand, 87, Buford
Juanita Johnson Hand, age 87 died Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Ivy Springs Manor in Buford. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Good Tidings Church ...
Dorothy Johnson Thomas, 90, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Dorothy Johnson Thomas, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Thomas; parents, Cliff and Berth ...

Habersham

Mary Ann Hutson Brown, 92, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary Ann Hutson Brown, age 92, of Clarkesville will be held at 4:00 PM on Monday, August 10, 2015 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Larry Free and R ...
Roxie Gravett, 77, Clarkesville
Roxie Gravett, age 77, of Clarkesville passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Hills ...
John Howard Merritt Jr., 90, Demorest
John Howard Merritt, Jr., age 90, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at a private care facility in Stone Mountain, Georgia following an extended illness. ...

Hall

Henry Lee Carder, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Henry Lee Carder, 59 of Gainesville died Saturday August 8, 2015. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Carder was the son of the late Wilburn L. and Mattie Ruth Campbell ...
          Ms. Amanda Lauren Bagwell King, age 31 of Clermont, passed into the Lord’s loving, welcoming arms on Saturday, August 8 ...
Bruce Wayne Kiser, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Bruce Wayne Kiser, 59 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.   The family will receive f ...
David Birdine Looper, 90, Gainesville
David Birdine Looper, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.       ...
Gwendolyn (Gwen) Laney McGuffey of Murrayville, formerly of Griffin, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2015 following a brief period of declining health.    Mrs. ...

Stephens

Bob Griggs, 76, Toccoa
  Mr. Bob Edward Griggs, age 76, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Stephens County Hospital.   The son of the late Charles Albert and Elsie Jan ...
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