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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 8th, 2015

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Mae Alice Gower, 78, Winder
Mrs. Mae Alice Gower, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away September 8, 2015.  Born in Auburn, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Annie Allen Everett. Mrs. Go ...

Dawson

Rachel Jane Higgins, 37, Dawsonville
Rachel Jane Higgins, 37, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday September 8, 2015. Born October 4, 1977 and raised in Forsyth County, she had been a resident of Dawsonville for the ...

Forsyth

Lonnie Wilburn Hamrick, 69, Cumming
Lonnie Wilburn Hamrick, 69, of Cumming, GA went to be with the Lord on September 8, 2015.  He is rejoicing and will forever be worshipping and praising his Savior. He was born ...
Dana Charles Lipscomb, 58, Cumming
Dana Charles Lipscomb, 58, passed away September 8, 2015 due to complications from lung cancer.  He was a longtime resident of Huntsville, AL where he graduated from Butler Hi ...
Esther Schwartz, Cumming
  Esther Schwartz (lovingly known as Es) went home to Jesus on September 8, 2015 at 12:20 pm with a peaceful smile. Esther was a native of Chicago, an AAU Champ, and liv ...
Charles R. Tidd, 86, Cumming
Charles R. Tidd, 86, of Cumming, GA and Amelia Island, FL said his final goodbye on September 8, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Frances Baltes Tidd and his children: Charlie and ...

Habersham

Linda H. Corbin, 71, Alto
Linda H. Corbin, age 71, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Mrs. Corbin was born on April 1, 1944 in Harrison, AK. to the late Terry and Julia Zurga Pillo ...
Isaac Kenneth Ferguson, 70, Cornelia
Isaac Kenneth Ferguson, age 70, of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Born on December 7, 1944, in Clarkesville, he was the son of the late William Grady and Haze ...

Hall

Mamie Millwood Gooch, 88, Oakwood
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday September 11, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mamie Lee Millwood Gooch, age 88 of Oakwood. The Rev. Scott Brown wil ...
Ruby Jean Lofton, 86, Gainesville
Ruby Jean Lofton followed her beloved husband, Coach Jim Lofton, into the next life on September 8, 2015.  She died peacefully at her home in Gainesville, under the care of he ...
Dortha Hulsey Prickett, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Dortha Hulsey Prickett, age 79, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Friendship Nursing Home.         &n ...

Jackson

Joseph Nelson Nix, Commerce
Joseph Nelson Nix, a resident of Commerce, GA and Chicago, IL, passed away on Sept. 8 in Barrington, IL, following a battle with cancer. A Commerce native, he was the son of Joseph ...
Eva G. Irvin Voyles, 101, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eva G. Irvin Voyles, age 101, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Mrs. Voyles was born in Jackson County, a ...

Lumpkin

Beatrice Seabolt Grizzle, 91, Dahlonega
Mrs. Beatrice Seabolt Grizzle, age 91, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, September 7, 2015.   Beatrice was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She is a ...
Robert Francis Sturm, 73, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert Francis Sturm, age 73, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at his residence.   Born in Buffalo, New York on February 4, 1942 to parents William and Florenc ...

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Jerry Wayne Sanders, 74, Carnesville
Mr. Jerry Wayne Sanders age 74 of Carnesville passed away Tuesday Sept. 8, 2015 at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Sanders was born June 5, 1941 in Powder Spring, Georgi ...

White

Albert Franklin Taylor Sr, 84, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Albert Franklin Taylor Sr, age 84 of Cleveland. Mr. Taylor passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Funeral services a ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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