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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Gary A. Grizzle, 66, Cumming
Gary A. Grizzle, age 66, of Cumming passed away peacefully Thursday, January 7, 2016 surrounded by his loving family and many friends.  A life-long resident of Forsyth County, ...
Tommie Emmett Allen, 81, Cumming
            Mr. Tommie Emmett Allen, age 81 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Embracing Hospice followi ...
Michael George Formon, Sr. passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the age of 72. Michael was born and raised in Stratford and Bridgeport Connecticut and graduated from Notre D ...

Habersham

Eugene Frady, 86, Mt. Airy
  Eugene Louis “Gene” Frady, age 86 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on March 2, 1929, he was a son of the late ...
Bonnie Rose Gilliam, 74, Clarkesville
Bonnie Rose Gilliam, age 74 of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016. Born in Habersham County on March 17, 1941, she was a daughter of the late L.C. and Myrtle Sm ...

Hall

Roy Bryant Denton, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Roy Bryant Denton, age 74, of Gainesville, GA died Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Denton was born in Homer to the late Buford and Floy ...
Edward Henry Rowe, 87, Gainesville
January 7th 2016, it was on this very day that the heavens opened up and God himself reached down his hands and welcomed home an angel.  Edward Henry Rowe was born April 25 19 ...
Catherine Sanford, 99, Gainesville
Catherine Sanford, 99, of Gainesville, passed away January 7, 2016. Mrs. Sanford was born January 12, 1925 in Argyle, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Sa ...
Agnes L. Slaton, 90, Flowery Branch
Agnes L. Slaton, 90, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday January 7, 2016. Funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 in the chapel of Little & Davenport ...
William Daniel (Bill) Strickland, loving husband, father and grandfather, born September 14, 1929 to Daniel and Inez Strickland, passed away January 7th with his family by his side ...
Rev. Cecil Thomas, 76, Gainesville
Rev. Cecil Thomas, 76, passed away surrounded by his family at his home on January 7, 2016.   Rev. Thomas was born March 5, 1939 in Hall County where he resided most of ...
  Edith Virginia (Ginny) Flockhart Trieb, age 88, died peacefully on January 7, 2016 at Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville Georgia, surrounded by her family.  She had ...

Jackson

Margaret Pardue, 90, Talmo
Margaret Pardue, 89, of Talmo passed away on January 7, 2016 at Northridge Hospital.   Born in Gainesville, GA. on June 18, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Bill a ...
Larry Joe Pethel, Sr., 74, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry Joe Pethel, Sr. age 74, of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 7, 2016.  Mr. Pethel was born in Ta ...

Stephens

Faye Brady Russell, 74, Toccoa
Mrs. Faye Brady Russell, age 74 of 1590 Ridgemore Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday January 7,2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late Finus ...
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