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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Joan Spencer Wright, 75, Cumming
Joan Spencer Wright, age 75, passed away Friday, October 14.   A native Atlantan, Joan was born on June 12, 1941 to Luie and Florence Spencer.   Joan attended Rooseve ...
Jerold Lee Walton, 63, Cumming
Jerrold Lee Walton, age 63 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Jerrold was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralee ...

Hall

Rosatta May Weaver Sipes, 95, Gainesville
Rosatta May Weaver Sipes,  age 95 of Gainesville, Ga. died peacefully at the Bell-Minor Home on October 14,2016 with her family gathered around. Services will be held at 7:00 ...
Charles Stephen Fawcett, 79, Gainesville
Charles Stephen (Chuck) Fawcett, 79, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on October 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Hospital.     ...
Cora Lee Lyles, Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mrs. Cora Lee Lyles of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016, 1:00pm at Saint John Baptist Church, 757 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gain ...
Sam T. Naff, 98, Gainesville
Sam T. Naff age 98 of Gainesville, Ga. died on Friday October 14, 2016 at his residents. Sam, was born on December 13, 1917 in Birmingham, Alb. to the late Samuel T. and Edna ...
Samuel T. Naff, 98, Gainesville
Mr. Samuel T. Naff age 98 of Gainesville, Ga. died on October 14,2016 at Lainer Village Estates. Services will be 1:30 P.M. Monday October 17,2016 at the chapel of Lai ...

Jackson

Eugene Edward Carlson, 64, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eugene Edward Carlson, age 64, of Jefferson Georgia, who passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Mr. Carlson was born in Tifton Georg ...
Anna May Perry Smith, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Anna May Perry Smith, age 78, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Ms. Smith was 1 of 8 children born t ...
Dorothy Mae Wilbanks, 86, Commerce
Dorothy Mae Wilbanks, age 86, of Commerce died Friday, October 14, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Wilbanks was born in Commerce to the late, Dock and Inda Mae McElreath Ledford. ...
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