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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 28th, 2016

Habersham

Rosalie "Rosie" Sutton Free, 95, Batesville
Funeral services for Rosalie "Rosie" Sutton Free, age 95 of the Batesville community of Clarkesville will be held Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2 PM from the Providence ...
Aida Viola Nix Jaworski, age 93 of Alto, took her Heavenly flight on December 28, 2016. Born in Blairsville, Georgia on March 31, 1923 she was a daughter of the late John Frank ...

Hall

Vivian Wade Clark, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Vivian Wade Clark, 75, of Gainesville, passed away December 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on May 7, 1941, she was a lifelong resident of Hall County. M ...
William Charles Cole, 70, Gainesville
William Charles Cole age 70 of Gainesville passed away December 28, 2016. Graveside Service 2:00 p.m. Thursday Alta Vista Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Jackson

Jackie Archer, 77, Nicholson
Mrs. Jackie Archer, age 77, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Archer was born in Commerce to the late J. Willy and Margaret Baxter Lor ...

Stephens

Sarah Schlegel, 82, Toccoa
Sarah Schlegel, age 82, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Mrs. Schlegel was born on May 16, 1934 in Wesson, Mississippi. She was preceded in death ...

White

Dr. James Douglas Tanner Sr., 86, passed away on Wednesday, December 28th. Douglas, as he was known to family and friends, was born in Atlanta in 1930. The youngest of Roscoe ...
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