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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 17th, 2015

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Diane Shannon Jost, 70, Winder
   Ms. Diane Shannon Jost, age 70, of Winder, Georgia died September 17, 2015 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Nolan and Mary Lucy O’Kelly Bec ...

Dawson

John Evans, 50, Dawsonville
John Evans, 50, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 17, 2015 at Emory University Hospital following a period of declining health. Born June 28, 1965 to the late Jack a ...

Forsyth

Charles W Strawser, Jr. passed away Thursday September 17, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Anne Davene Meeks Strawser; son and daughter-in-law, Charles W Strawser, II ...

Hall

Weldon Whitmire, 56, Gainesville
            Weldon Whitmire age 56 of Gainesville passed away on September 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center fo ...

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Bessie Lou Stancil, 78, Dahlonega
Bessie Lou Stancil, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 at her home with her loving family at her bedside. Bessie was a native and lifelong reside ...

Rabun

Patricia Rainey Standard, 71, of Clayton, GA, went to be with the lord on September 17, 2015. Pat was born in Cartersville, Georgia, the daughter of the late Mildred and Charles Ra ...

Stephens

Funeral services will be held Sunday September 20, at 3 P.M. in the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Reverend Roger Whiten officiating. The following gentl ...
'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
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment