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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 7th, 2015

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Bobbie Caudell Taylor, 85, Baldwin
Bobbie Caudell Taylor, age 85, of Baldwin, passed away Monday, September 7, 2015. Born on July 25, 1930, in Homer, she was a daughter of the late Powell and Gladys Bell Caudell. ...

Barrow

Melissa L. Hawks, 65, Bethlehem
Ms. Melissa L. Hawks, age 65, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away September 7, 2015 at her residence.  She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Ernie and Melva Williams Hawk ...

Forsyth

Virginia Barron, 92, Cumming
Virginia Barron, age 92 of Cumming, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015.  Born Easter Sunday, March 31, 1923, in Norcross, GA. Daughter of the late Samuel Milton and Alli ...

Hall

Charles Cleveland Cates Jr, 60, Gainesville
                 Charles Cleveland Cates Jr., 60, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, September 7, 2 ...
Margie Nell Colbert, 97, Gainesville
On Labor Day (September 7), as the sun set. Margie Nell Colbert age 97 of Gainesville departed this earthly home to her heavenly reward. She was surrounded by her 4 children, grand ...
Joseph "Joe" Arnold Mustin Jr., 72, of Gainesville, died at his home on Monday, Sept. 7, after a long illness.  Joe was born April 6, 1943, in Columbus, Ga., to t ...
Alice Y.C. Williams, 95, Gainesville
Alice Y.C. Williams, 95, of Gainesville, died Monday September 7, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home & Crematory, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.

Jackson

Mrs. Janie Louise Hollis Walker, age 64, of Commerce, GA died Monday, September 7, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Walker was born in Commerce to the late J.C. a ...

Other

James Robert Davis, 77, Alpharetta
Mr. James Robert Davis, 77, of Alpharetta, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015. He was a member of Shilo Baptist Church. James is preceded in death by his daughter, Zettie And ...

Stephens

Mrs. Pearle Smith Carter Collins, age 82, departed this life on September 7, 2015 at her residence   A daughter of the late Judge Jay and Ella Howell Smith, she was born ...

White

Donald Wayne Ewing, 69, Cleveland
Donald Wayne Ewing, age 69 of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015. Mr. Ewing was born on July 22, 1946, in Gwinnett County, to the late Harvie Ewing and ...
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