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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 24th, 2016

Forsyth

Mollie Adelman passed away on December 24, 2016. She was 95 years old. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangemen ...
John Henry Smart Jr. passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve shortly after 9 pm after succumbing to complications from lung disease. John is preceded by; his parents John Smart ...

Habersham

Laura Mae Gibson, 68, Demorest
Laura Mae Gibson, age 68 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016.  Born in Poquoson, Virginia on November 3, 1948, she was a daughter of the late David Follett ...

Hall

Josue Castro-Ramos, 17, Gainesville
Mr. Josue Castro-Ramos, age 17 days, of Gainesville, passed away December 24, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 ...
Milton Charles, 50, Gainesville
Mr. Milton Charles, 50, of Gainesville, passed away December 24, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park ...
Gail Gibbs Guyton, 66, Buford
Mrs. Gail Gibbs Guyton, 66, of Buford, GA, Passed away on December 24, 2016. Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Reverend Jonathan Sutto ...
Allene Ivey, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Allene Ivey, 93, of Gainesville, GA, passed away December 24, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.   Memorial Park Funeral Home, 20 ...
Allene Kerns Ivey, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Allene Kerns Ivey, 93, of Gainesville passed away on December 24, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home.   Mrs. Ivey was a lifelong resident of Hall County, Born on July 1, 1 ...
Darrel John LeBlanc, 64, Gainesville
Darrel John LeBlanc age 64 of Gainesville passed away December 24, 2016. Graveside Service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday Whitehall Baptist Church Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Home of Gain ...
James Edward Looney, 61, Gainesville
James Edward Looney age 61 of Gainesville passed away Saturday December 24, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

White

Cora Bell Chastain, 93, Cleveland
Cora Bell Chastain, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday December 24, 2016.  Mrs. Chastain was born May 5, 1923 in Jasper, GA to the late Dolph and Rora Mae Moss Poo ...
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