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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 2nd, 2015

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Doris Edna Snyder, 80, Winder
Doris Edna Snyder, age 80, of Winder passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015.  No services will be held at this time.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548,& ...
John Virlyn Toney, 83, Winder
John Virlyn Toney, a consummate southern gentleman who never met a stranger, departed this life peacefully among many of his immediate family and close friends on September 2, 2015 ...

Forsyth

David Bowman, 93, Cumming
Mr. David Bowman 93 of Cumming, Ga passed away on September 2nd, 2015. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Juliette. Mr. Bowman was also retired from the United States ...

Gwinnett

Joyce Ann (Adams) Tidrick, 85, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Joyce Ann (Adams) Tidrick, age 85, of Lawrenceville passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015. No Funeral Services will be held as per her wishes. Mrs. Tidrick was born i ...

Habersham

Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, Lula
Mr. Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, of Lula, Ga. passed away on Wednesday September 2, 2015. A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mr. Gaddy was the son of Hardy and Mabel Taylor Gaddy. Mr. ...
John Milton Hardy, 90, Cornelia
John Milton Hardy, age 90, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.   Mr. Hardy was born December 11, 1924 in Habersham County, GA to the late ...

Hall

Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, Lula
Mr. Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, of Lula, Ga. passed away at his residence on Wednesday September 2, 2015.   Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 5, 2015 in th ...
Janis Bailey Prejean, 69, Flowery Branch
Janis Bailey Prejean, age 69, of Flowery Branch and formerly of Louisana passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 after a 5 year fight with cancer.  Janis was the classic supe ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Nelle Sosebee Sorrells, age 75, of Talmo, who passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Mrs. Sorrells was born in Talmo, Geor ...

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William Hayes, McMath, Jr., a 54 year old native of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2015.  Hayes was very much loved by his family and friends and will be reme ...
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