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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 5th, 2015

Forsyth

Martha Sue Martin, 79, Cumming
Martha Sue Martin, age 79, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 from an extended illness.  A simple and sweet lady, Martha Sue was a life-long member of Salem Baptist Churc ...
Charles Junior (Junebug) Smith, age 80, of Cumming, formerly Buford passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Junebug was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.&nb ...

Habersham

Adam Lee Bradshaw, 31, Clarkesville
ADAM LEE BRADSHAW, age 31, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, September 05, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Adam was born in Hall County, ...

Jackson

Frances Blount Gravitte, 80, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Blount Gravitte, age 80 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Mrs. Gravitte was born ...
Paul Banister Gurley, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Paul Banister Gurley, age 90 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Mr. Gurley was born in Ila ...

Lumpkin

Joyce Cain, 75, Dahlonega
Mrs. Joyce Cain, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.   Joyce was born in Bennettsville, SC and ...
Kennith Albert Gillespie, 59, Dahlonega
Mr. Kennith Albert Gillespie, age 59, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. He was formerly self-employed as a truck driver. Ke ...

Stephens

Ronald David Bevins, 59, Toccoa
Mr. Ronald David Bevins, age 59, of 185 Skyview Lane, Toccoa, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of the late Donald and Glo ...
Mrs. Polly Taylor Seawright, age 84, of 1575 Sunshine Church Road, Toccoa, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015, at her residence. A daughter of the late John H. and Irene He ...

White

Merl Chadima Cloonan, 93, Cleveland
Merl Chadima Cloonan age 93 of Cleveland passed away Saturday September 5, 2015.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.    ...
Ray Meaders, 91, Cleveland
Ray Meaders, age 91, of Cleveland passed away Saturday September 5, 2015 at his residence.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.&n ...
Ray E Meaders, 91, Cleveland
Ray E. Meaders, age 91, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Meaders was born in White County the son of the late Wiley Christopher ...
Roy Lee Pruitt, 84, Cleveland
Roy Lee Pruitt age 84, of Cleveland passed away Friday September 4, 2015.  Mr. Pruitt was born in White County the son of the late Riley and Era Gilleland Pruitt.  He ...
Stella Dillon Ruesch Syms 96 of Helen passed away September 5, 2015. She graduated from Nacoochee High School. Following her years of education she worked in Atlanta where she met ...
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