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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 14th, 2016

Banks

E Taylor Murray, 78, Alto
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. E Taylor Murray, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, who passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016, at his residence. Taylor was born Februar ...

Dawson

Sacha Alexander Dzuba, 38, Dawsonville
  Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Sacha Alexander Dzuba, age 38 of Dawsonville. Sacha passed away Monday, November 14, 2016. He is survived loc ...
Guinnett Chester Holtzclaw, 64, Dawsonville
Guinnett Chester Holtzclaw, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Monday November 14, 2016. Born April 2, 1952 to the late Arvel “Bit” and Elsie Bearden Chester, she was a ...

Habersham

Private graveside services for Mary Shella Rutchik Hamel, age 79 of Mt. Airy will be held Friday, November 18, 2016 from the Georgia Veterans Cemetery in Milledgeville.  The f ...

Hall

Peggy Jean Claytor, 82, Gainesville
Peggy Jean Claytor, 82, of Gainesville, passed on November 14, 2016. A native of Hall County, GA, Mrs. Claytor was a daughter of the late James Ernest and Katherine Masters. She ...
Dale Painter, 66, Flowery Branch
      Mr. Dale Painter, age 66 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
Vance D Swafford, 80, Oakwood
On November 14, 2016 Mr. Vance D. Swafford went home to meet his Lord and Savior. Mr. Swafford was 80 and lived in Oakwood and was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church. ...

Lumpkin

Lisa Rene Cash went to be with her Father in heaven on November 14, 2016. Viewing will be at Dahlonega Funeral home on 20 Gibson Road, Sunday Nov. 20th, from 1-4pm, follo ...
James T. Clarkson, Sr., 77, Bradenton, Fla.
James T. Clarkson, Sr. born March 8, 1939 in Danbury CT, passed away October 31, 2016 in Bradenton, FL.    He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara L. Clarkson ...
Thomas Elmer (Tom) Miller, 94, Dahlonega
Thomas Elmer “Tom” Miller, age 94, of Dahlonega, GA passed away peacefully on the morning of November 14, 2016. Tom was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Cou ...

Other

Russell J. Wallace, 77, Alpharetta
Russell J. Wallace, age 77, of Cumming, formerly of Alpharetta, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016.  A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Russell wa ...
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