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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 18th, 2016

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William Donald Dyar, 83, Winder
William Donald Dyar, age 83, of Winder passed away Monday, January 18, 2016.  No services have been arranged at this time.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA ...

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Josh Manus, 44, Cumming
Josh Manus was 44 when he parted from this world to be with his Lord and Savior on January 18, 2016. He resided in Cumming, GA where he was the owner and operator of Manus Upholste ...
Ron Shannon, 75, Cumming
Ron Shannon, of Cumming, GA, departed this life to be embraced in the arms of God on January 18, 2016 at the age of 75.  Ron was a very proud and successful business executive ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Raymond “Ray” Irvin Phillips , age 84, of Demorest will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. W. A ...
Larry S. Sanders, 62, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Larry S. Sanders, age 62, of Clarkesville will be held Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  The family will receive fri ...

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Chester Strickland, 85, Gainesville
Chester Strickland age 85 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Monday January 18, 2016.  Memorial Services will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11am at King ...
Cherie Louise Ghosh, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Cherie Louise Ghosh, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services wil ...
Louise Walls Humphries, 98, Gainesville
         Mrs. Louise Walls Humphries, age 98 of New Holland, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living Home f ...
Evan Rosas, 22, Oakwood
Mr. Evan Rosas, age 22, of Oakwood passed away Monday, January 18, 2016.   Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 22, 2016 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church.& ...

Jackson

Mr. Timothy Jackson Ray Williams, age 25 of Talmo, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016 in Jackson County.             ...

Lumpkin

Leroy Elliott, 86, Dahlonega
Leroy Elliott, age 86, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed way January 18, 2016 at his residence.   Leroy was a sawmiller and a member of St. Paul United Methodi ...

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Edna Turner, 100, Cleveland
Mrs. Edna Turner, age 100, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016.  Mrs. Turner was born in Habersham County to the late Bernard and Lila Lloyd Free.  She ...
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