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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 24th, 2016

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Barbara Ann Chester, 65, Dawsonville
Barbara Ann Chester, 65, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday November 24, 2016 at Emory University Hospital. Barbara was born November 19, 1951.  She graduated from Forest ...
Marvin C. Owen, 84, Dawsonville
Marvin C. Owen, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday November 24, 2016 at Cumming Nursing Center following a period of declining health. Born February 4, 1932 to the late Mac ...

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Sarah G "Jerry" Ellenburg, 82, Gainesville
Sarah G “Jerry” Ellenburg, 82, of Gainesville, died Thursday November 24, 2016 at her residence after a long illness.   She was a wife, mother, grandmother, ...
Janet Louise Phillippi Hall, 68, Murrayville
Janet Louise Phillippi Hall, age 68, of Murrayville passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, George E. and Jessie Lee Phillippi and her sis ...
Richard Robertson Mathis, 59, Gainesville
Richard Robertson Mathis age 59 of Gainesville, GA passed away on November 24, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.  He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Loretta L. Mathis, two d ...
Sarah L. Morlock, 81, Gainesville
Sarah (Tanner) Morlock passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a short battle with brain cancer and pneumonia.  She was born N ...

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Robert Ellsworth Hedden, 88, Cleveland
Robert Ellsworth Hedden, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016, in his home, surrounded by family.  Mr. Hedden was born on October 24, 1928, to the l ...
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