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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 9th, 2015


              Mr. Wilton “Pee Wee” Massey, age 85, of Homer, GA died Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Nort ...


Mrs. Wilda June Owenby Tudor, age 73 of 1224 Mize Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Habersham County Medical Center.   A daughter of the ...


Vell Thomas Chappell, 79, Clarkesville
  Vell Thomas Chappell, age 79, of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Born on February 24, 1936, in Clayton, he was a son of the late Ben and Connie ...
Miss Brittany Nichole Miller, age 16 of Alto, passed away on Wednesday Morning, September 9, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile ...


“Lovada” Jane Collins Burkhalter, 92, of Lula, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 16, 1 ...
John Calvin "J.C." Fricks, 89, Gainesville
   Mr. John Calvin “ J.C.”  Fricks, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015.       &nb ...


Verlin Lee Byers, 63, Commerce
Verlin Lee Byers age 63 of Commerce passed away Wednesday Sept. 9, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Byers was born April 23, 1952 in Hayesville, N.C. to the late Frank & Katie P ...
Evelyn Annie Davis, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Evelyn Annie Davis, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on September 9, 2015.   Mrs. Davis was born in Jefferson, Georgi ...
Nellie Mae Standridge, 98, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Nellie Mae Standridge, age 98, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Mrs. Standridge was born in Commerce, a ...


Thurmon W. Cochran, 70, Dahlonega
  Thurmon W. Cochran, age 70, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, GA.   Thurmon was born in ...


Tola Gardner Jenkins, 88, Alpharetta
  Tola Gardner Jenkins 88, of Alpharetta, Georgia died on September 9th, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Herbert Jenkins JR.   Visitation ...


Willis Brison Davenport, 65, Cleveland
Willis Brison Davenport, age 65 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Davenport was born on December 12, 1949, in Helen, GA, to the lat ...
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