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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 27th, 2016

Dawson

Mick Holloway, 78, Dawsonville
Mick Hollaway, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 27, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following a period of declining health. Born February 28, 1938 and raised ...

Forsyth

Hazel Abi Burruss Glass, age 82 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She loved collecting angels. She is su ...
Joseph Haraka, 83, Cumming
Joseph Haraka 83, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 27, 2016. He is survived by his wife Sally Haraka, his children Gregg Haraka. Scott Haraka, Marie Haraka, brothers and s ...
Craig Johnston, 61, Gainesville
Craig Johnston, 61, of Gainesville GA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27th 2016,  with his loving family at his side. A visitation will be held from ...
Towru Nagano, 91, Suwanee
Towru Nagano, 91, of Suwanee, GA passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his residence.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonald a ...
John W. Steadman, 89, Cumming
Mr. John W. Steadman, age 89, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2016 in th ...

Habersham

Fay Blackburn, 81, Cornelia
Mr. Fay Blackburn, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting  ...

Hall

Dean Michael Brown, 66, Gillsville
Dean Michael Brown, age 66 of Gillsville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016.   Mr. Brown was the son of the late Tom S. and Nellie Mae McCoy Brown. He was a member o ...
Artis Haynes, 78, Lula
Artis Haynes, age 78 of Lula, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his residence. Born in Lula, Georgia on January 19, 1938, he was a son of the late Addie Grove ...
Frank Alan Lively, 64, Clermont
Mr. Frank Alan Lively age 64 of Clermont, Georgia passed away of December the 27, 2016.   A graveside service is scheduled for Mr. Lively on Friday, December 30, 2016 at o ...
William Perry Moon, 66, Buford
William Perry Moon, age 66, of Buford passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

Lumpkin

Minnie Belle Stargel Patton, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Tuesday December 27, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.  Minnie Belle ...

Other

Dorothy Browning Adams, 64, Marietta
MARIETTA. GA --- Dorothy (Dottie) Browning Adams, 64, who devoted her life to supporting individuals with disabilities and their families, died of cancer on Tuesday, Dec. 27, after ...

White

Joan Lynette Hulsey, 73, Cleveland
Mrs. Joan Lynette Hulsey, age 73, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  Mrs. Hulsey was born to the late Raymond and Bernice Carter Saine.  She was pr ...
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