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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 26th, 2016

Forsyth

Rosaline Yother Pirkle, 63, Cumming
Rosaline Yother Pirkle, age 63 of Forsyth County, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.   Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 29th at 11:00 a.m. in the ...

Habersham

  Tammy Sue Reynolds Greenway, age 47 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Born in Athens, Georgia on October 7, 1968, she was a daughter of the late J.B. and ...

Hall

Randall Lee Abernathy, 64, Gainesville
   Mr. Randall Lee Abernathy age 64 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday January 26, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.     &nbs ...
George P. Russell, 89, Gainesville
Mr. George P. Russell, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016.               Celeb ...
Betty Jo Schuder, Gainesville
Betty Jo Schuder passed away peacefully January 25, 2016 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, Georgia. She was a loving and wonderful mother, wife, and friend to many. She was born Marc ...
Vera Mae Ward, 68, Gainesville
           Ms. Vera Mae Ward, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at New Horizon Lanier Park following ...

Jackson

Biddie Kathleen Odom Cronic, age 80, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years Russell Frank Cronic; daughters Teresa Cro ...

Lumpkin

Charla Jayne (Chayne) Rensi March 20, 1968 - January 24, 2016   Charla Jayne (Chayne) Rensi, 47, born and raised in Dahlonega, GA, passed away unexpectedly in her hom ...

White

Jessie Mae Thurmond, 89, Cleveland
Jessie Mae Thurmond age 89, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Thurmond was born September 4, 1926 in Cleveland to the ...
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