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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 15th, 2016

Banks

Emma Stephens Lewallen, 90, Baldwin
Emma Stephens Lewallen, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, January 15, 2016 following an extended illness at a private care facility. Mrs. Lewall ...

Forsyth

Johnny Clayton Mathis, 57, Cumming
Johnny Clayton Mathis, age 57, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Johnny was born in Forsyth County on June 6, 1958 to the late Clayton and Eva Grace Mathis. He w ...

Habersham

J.H. Earl Gibson, 71, Clarkesville
J.H. “Earl” Gibson, age 71 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.   Born in Habersham County on October 5, ...

Hall

Helen Lorene McDaniel, 86, Gainesville
         Mrs. Helen Lorene McDaniel, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2016 at The Oaks of Limestone following an ...

Jackson

Frank Nichols, 74, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Frank Nichols, age 74, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Mr. Nichols was born in Pendergrass, Geor ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Franklin “Frank” Nichols, age 74, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Funeral arrangeme ...

Stephens

Mrs. Allene Doris Simmons O’Kelley age 80 of 45 Hill Place Toccoa passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Roscoe and Myrtle ...
Billy Jason Saylors, 37, Toccoa
Mr. Billy Jason Saylors age 37 of 120 Hill Place Toccoa passed away January 15, 2016 at his residence.   A son of Aaron Saylors and the late Joyce Ann Mullins Saylors, ...
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