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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 18th, 2016

Banks

Joe Harold McDuffie, 85, Maysville
Joe Harold McDuffie, age 85 of Maysville, GA passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016.   Mr. McDuffie was the son of the late John and Leona Moore McDuffie. He was retired ...

Barrow

Shirley Sue Luke Webb, 73, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shirley Sue Luke Webb, age 73 of Winder, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 18, 2016.  Mrs. Webb was born in Bogart, ...

Forsyth

Bernd Jan Bragg, 69, Cumming
Bernd Jan Bragg 69, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 18, 2016. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrang ...

Gwinnett

Robert Williams, 49, Sugar Hill
Robert J. “Rob” Williams, age 49, of Sugar Hill, Ga., died suddenly on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM at ...

Habersham

Eloise Simmons Dreher, age 90, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Sunday, December 18, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Dreher was born on February 27, 1926 i ...
Andrew Robert Farkus, 76, Cornelia
Andrew Robert Farkus, age 76 of Cornelia passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016. Mr. Farkus was born and raised in Highland Falls, NY where his father was a civilian employee at Wes ...
Isabelle Parson Oliver, age 88, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Mrs. Oliver was born on July 9, 1928 in Dahlonega, Georgia. She was preceded in ...

Hall

Linda Hicks Jenkins, 69, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Linda Hicks Jenkins, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Private Services will be ...
Jason Todd Rimeik, 43, Gainesville
Mr. Jason Todd Rimeik, 43, of Gainesville, passed away December 18, 2016 following a sudden illness. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 i ...

Lumpkin

Rafe Morrison, 93, Dahlonega
Rafe Morrison, 93, of Dahlonega, GA., passed away on December 18, 2016 following an extended illness. Born on February 5, 1923, in Gainesville, GA., he was the son of the late F ...

Stephens

Grace Rumsey Coffey, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Grace Rumsey Coffey, age 82 of 1799 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Ralph and Lela ...

White

Yvonne Ayers, 85, Cleveland
Mrs. Yvonne W. Ayers, age 85, of Cleveland passed away Sunday December 18, 2016. Mrs. Ayers had 9 children and she was a wonderful mother and homemaker.  She had many gif ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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