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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 8th, 2016

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L. W. "Bill" Moore, 86, Winder
Mr. L.W. “Bill” Moore, age 86, of Winder, Georgia passed away Friday, January 8, 2016. A native of Hampton, Georgia he was the son of the late Charles William and Gertu ...

Dawson

Clifton C. Harben, 84, Dawsonville
Clifton C. Harben, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Friday January 8, 2016 following a sudden illness. Born March 18, 1931 to the late Grady and Ida Harben, he was a lifelong resi ...
Louise Moore Walls, 88, Dawson
Louise Moore Walls, age 88, of Dawsonville died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, January 8, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Glyndon Walls, her p ...

Forsyth

Randle Julian Elrod, 68, Cumming
Randall Julian Elrod, age 68, of Cumming passed away Friday, January 8, 2016.  He is preceded in death by an infant son, Jeff Elrod; mother, Ina Bell Elrod; father, Bill Elrod ...
Gerald Anthony Shelton, 58, Cumming
Gerald Anthony Shelton, age 58, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016. Gerald is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Vivian Shelton; brother, Jimmy Shelton and ...

Gwinnett

John Michael Nicolella, age 72, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, January 8, 2106 after a 15 year battle with thyroid cancer. John graduated from South Philadelphia High School ...
Victoria Jean Romaine, 86, Suwanee
Victoria Jean Romaine, 86, of Suwanee, GA died on January 8, 2015.  Born in Nottingham, England she was the daughter of the late William H. Johnson VC and Gertrude Walton John ...

Habersham

Irwin R. Kimzey Jr., 75, Clarkesville
Irwin R. Kimzey, Jr., lifelong resident of northeast Georgia, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016, after an extended illness.  Born August 29, 1940, ...

Hall

Missy Leigh Anne Roseberry (Curry) of Gainesville, Georgia, died Friday, January 8, 2016.  Missy was born on October 15, 1971, in Dallas, Texas, to Bill and Ann Curry.  ...
Glendon L. "Glen" Walls, 69, Gainesville
Glendon L. “Glen” Walls, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    &nb ...

Jackson

Jack Paul Deadwyler, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jack Paul Deadwyler, age 71, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, January 8, 2016.  Mr. Deadwyler was born in Gain ...

Other

Mike Keller, 69, Black Eagle, MT
Mike Keller, age 69, of Black Eagle, Montana, passed away on January 8th, 2016. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Claude and Carol Keller and his brother, Ken. He is survive ...

Stephens

Wanda Pierce, 57, Toccoa
Wanda Pierce, age 57, of Toccoa, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, January 8, 2016. Mrs. Pierce was born on July 9, 1958 in Highlands, NC, to Eugene and Ova Ledford C ...

White

Rev. Jerry Vandiver, 78, Cleveland
Rev. Jerry Vandiver age 78, of Cleveland passed away Friday January 8, 2015.  Rev. Vandiver was born in Cleveland the son of the late Garland and Virgie Mae Barrett Vandive ...
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