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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 13th, 2016

Banks

Henry Edison Tompkins, 84, Commerce
Mr. Henry Edison Tompkins, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Tompkins was born in Westminster, SC to the late J.B. Tompkins, Jr. and Tom ...

Barrow

Mrs. Kristina Pierson Eckhof age 40 of Winder passed away on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Clearview Hospital in Monroe, Ga following an extended illness. Memorial services are s ...

Forsyth

Joyce “ Nanny” Satterfield, age 77, of Talking Rock, formerly of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016. Nanny was a fun, loving person and unconditionally love ...

Hall

Max E. (Gene) McGuffey, 83, Murrayville
Max E. (Gene) McGuffey, 83, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016 ...
Connie Self, 62, Gainesville
Ms. Connie Self age 62 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday October 15, 2016 ...
Hayley Deneen Smith, 52, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Hayley Deneen Smith, age 52, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will b ...
George Lee Spencer, 86, Oakwood
George Lee Spencer, 86 of Oakwood, GA, passed away October 13, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled at 12:00 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2016 in the chapel at Little & Davenpor ...
George Lee Spencer, 86, Oakwood
George Lee Spencer, 86, of Oakwood died on October 13, 2016.    A longtime resident of the area and retired business owner, George grew up in West Virginia and was ...

Lumpkin

Dimple Fricks, 87, Dahlonega
Dimple Fricks, 87, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday October 13, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born June 24, 1929 to the late Grover and Carrie J ...
Allie Elizabeth Richardson, age 42, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on October 13, 2016. Allie was born in Gainesville, GA on August 4, 1974 to Wade a ...
Albert “Carlton” Sisk, 76, Dahlonega
Albert “Carlton” Sisk, age 76, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 13, 2016. Carlton was born on July 10, 1940 to the late Homer and Alma Sp ...

Other

Steve Pruitt, 74, Carnesville
Steve Pruitt, age 74, of Carnesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Mr. Pruitt was born on May 21, 1942, in Commerce, Georgia, to the late Ralph W. and Rut ...

Stephens

Mrs. Christine Campbell Powers, age 89 of 99 Nancy Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late Anderson Lon and Myrtle ...
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