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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 9th, 2015

Dawson

Joel Wayne Tedder, 63, Dawsonville
Joel Wayne Tedder, 63, of Dawsonville passed away unexpectedly on Sunday August 9, 2015 while in California. Born April 10, 1952 in Levan, Utah to the late William Otis and Hele ...

Forsyth

Lorine A. Brown, 79, Cumming
  Lorine A. Brown, 79 of Cumming Georgia died August 9, 2015 at 8:45 am from Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She is survived by her husband Charles Brown, her daughters &nb ...

Gwinnett

William A. “Bill” Storbeck, Sr., age 76 of Buford, GA died Sunday, August 9, 2015 after an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 15, 2015 a ...

Habersham

Betty Grindle Smith, 82, Clarkesville
Betty Grindle Smith, age 82, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Mrs. Smith was born on September 12, 1932 in Gainesville, Georgia, to the late Math ...

Hall

Hazel Prosser, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Hazel Prosser, age 96 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.          ...

Jackson

Elizabeth Carolyn Norelius, age 85, of Braselton passed away Friday, August 7, 2015.   She was preceded in death by her husband John Burton Norelius, Jr.  Mrs. Noreliu ...

Lumpkin

Sherri Arlene Kinsler, 55, Dahlonega
Sherri Arlene Kinsler, age 55, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015 at her home following a lengthy illness.   Sherri was born June 27, 1960 in Syracuse, ...
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