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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 13th, 2016

Banks

Leonard Autry Ginn, 78, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Leonard Autry Ginn, age 78 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Mr. Ginn was born in Jefferson, Geo ...

Barrow

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dorothy Josephine Tant Scarborough, age 91 of Winder, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  Mrs. Scarboroug ...

Dawson

Nelda Jo Allen, 66, Dawsonville
Nelda Jo Allen, age 66 of Dawsonville, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  Nelda adored her children and grandchildren and was the best mother and grandmother on the p ...

Forsyth

Jerry William Bagwell, 74, Cumming
Jerry William Bagwell, age 74 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  Jerry was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church where he had served as an Ordained Deacon fo ...
Eljoria Aline Hudson, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Memorial Service for Ms. Hudson will be held Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Coal Moun ...

Hall

Charlie Douglas Hawkins, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Charlie Douglas Hawkins, 66, of Gainesville passed away on December 13, 2016. A graveside service is scheduled for Friday, December 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Solid Rock Bapt ...

Jackson

James Herbert Matthews, 67, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Herbert Matthews, age 67 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Mr. Matthews was born in Jackso ...

Other

Charles Edward Chambers, age 66 of Royston, GA passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016.   Mr. Chambers was the son of the late Henry Clyde and Annie Lou Shubert Chamber ...
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