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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 6th, 2015

Gwinnett

Minister Bernice Gilliard Burwell, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her son, Keith Thompson; father, Jack Woods; moth ...

Habersham

Alex Steven Norton, 30, Alto
A visitation service for Alex Norton, 30, of Alto, will be held on September 18, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel. Alex was born Janua ...

Jackson

Virginia Pauline Bowden Etheridge, 90, of Jefferson passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Dogwood Forest following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tu ...

Lumpkin

Harry Raptis, 85, Dahlonega
Harry Raptis, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, August 31, 2015 at his home following an extended illness.   Harry was born in Atlanta, GA July 14, 1930. He h ...
John Stockard, Dahlonega
John Stockard passed away at his home in Dahlonega Sunday morning, September 6, surrounded by his family and his dog, Cindy. John had a long interesting life. After he graduated fr ...

Other

Peggy Patrick Harrell, 84, Athens
Mrs. Peggy Patrick Harrell, age 84, of Athens, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015.   A native of Winder, Georgia, she was a graduate of Winder High School a ...

Stephens

Billy Gordon O'Kelley, 54, Toccoa
Billy Gordon O’Kelley, age 54 of 45 Hill Place, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.   A son of All ...

White

Nancy Woodall Collins, 76, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday September 8, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Nancy Woodall Collins , age 76 of Cleveland. The Rev. Lamar Purcell an ...
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