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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 13th, 2016

Dawson

Frances Louise Millsap Cowart, 88, of Dawsonville, GA died peacefully on January 13, 2016. She was one of four children of Vincent and Clessie Millsap. She was preceded in death by ...

Habersham

Souphonh Phetmixay, 72, Cornelia
Souphonh Phetmixay, age 72, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  Mr. Phetmixay was born in Vientiane, Laos, on March 29, 1943.  He w ...

Hall

Nellie Mae Miller, 87, Gainesville
   Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Friday January 15, 2016 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Nellie Mae Miller, 87, of Gainesville. Rev. Phil Carpenter and Rev. H ...
Margret Dover, 79, Gainesville
    Mrs. Margret Dover, age 79, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.      ...
Doris Inez Dale Tallant, 81, Gainesville
         Mrs. Doris Inez Dale Tallant age 81 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at her residence following an extended ...

Jackson

Altamese Duffy, N/A, N/A
Altamese Duffey passed away on Wednesday January 13, 2016.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 pm at Wimberly & White Funeral Home Chapel in Commerce, Ga. & ...
Mike Jones, 66, Commerce
Mike Jones, age 66 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday January 13, 2016.       Mr. Jones was the son of the late John Morris and Dorothy Sorrow Jones. ...

Other

John Russell Farmer, 97, Gastonia, NC
Mr. John Russell Farmer, age 97 of 2755 Union Road, Gastonia, North Carolina passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Morningside Assisted Living in Gastonia, North Carolina. ...

Stephens

Mrs. Elmira Samantha Nichols Wilbanks, age 96 of Skyline Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.  A daughter of the ...

White

Holly Evans, 49, Clarkesville
Holly Evans, age 49 of Clarkesville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center. Ms. Evans was born on December 14, 1966, in Delmar, Maryl ...
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