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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 15th, 2016

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Brenda Kay Delee, 60, Winder
Brenda Kay Delee, age 60, of Winder passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016.  Survivors include her mother Evelyn O'Kelley; sons Christopher Eugen DeLee and wife Daphne, E ...

Forsyth

Doris Ann Palmer, 72, Cumming
Doris Ann Palmer, age 72, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016.  She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Doris is preceded in de ...
David L. Dowdy, 54, Cumming
David L. Dowdy, age 54 of Cumming, went to be with the lord on December 15, 2016 after a heroic battle with cancer. David was born on April 16, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late ...
Bill Jarmon, 71, Cumming
Bill Jarmon, 71, of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Snellville, Georgia and Dora, Alabama passed away on December 15, 2016.   Bill was born on August 17, 1945 to Herman an ...

Habersham

David Norton, 62, Mt. Airy
David Norton, age 62 of Mt. Airy passed away December 15, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on November 15, 1954, he was a son of the late Melvin & Stella Mae Burrell Nort ...

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Dorothy Ann Harrison, 71, Gainesville
The Lord called Ms. Dorothy Ann Harrison home on December 15, 2016 after serving seventy one years on the battlefield.  Dorothy was of the Baptist Faith.  She was born on ...
Shirley Margaret Jones, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Shirley Margaret Jones, 81, of Gainesville, GA., passed away December 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in London, England, ...
Melvin Rider, 66, Gainesville
Melvin Rider age 66 of Gainesville passed away December 15, 2016. Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday December 27  at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Interm ...

Lumpkin

Allen William Fleming Sr., 90, Dahlonega
Al Fleming used to say, “Every day I wake up and I’m NOT at Larry Banister’s Funeral Home, it’s a great day!” On Thursday, December 15th, 2016, sur ...

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James Odell King, 75, Ila
  James Odell King, age 75, of Ila, GA passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Athens Regional.  Mr. King was born April 16, 1941 in Maysville, GA to the late Wisem ...
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