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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 18th, 2016

Banks

  Jessie Wheeler Smith, age 86, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. Mrs. Smith was born on November 27, 1929 in Banks County, Georgia to the l ...
Tobbie Perdue Boyd, 80, Gillsville
Tobbie Perdue Boyd, age 80 of Gillsville, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Brighter Mornings in Maysville following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled fo ...

Dawson

Jimmy (Cat) Castleberry, 69, Daswsonville
Jimmy “Cat” Castleberry, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Friday March 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born March ...

Gwinnett

Bernard Lee Bowen, 85, Buford
Bernard Lee Bowen, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. He was preceded in death by a grandchild, J. R. Adkins. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five yea ...
Loyce Vance Tatum, 90, Johns Creek
Loyce Vance Tatum, age 90, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016, at her residence in Johns Creek. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley Vance and Shirley Samples Vance, as ...

Habersham

Dorothy Carmen Manucy Chisholm, 89, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Dorothy Carmen Manucy Chisholm, age 89 of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Veterans National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl ...

Hall

Efren Avila-Perez, 80, Gainesville
Efren Avila-Perez, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00 ...
Robert (Rocky) Pirkle, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Robert (Rocky) Pirkle,59, died quietly surrounded by his family on Friday, March 18,2016. Services to be announced at a later time. Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel will be ...
Annie Sue Roberts, 75, Gainesville
Annie Sue Roberts, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Chapel ...
John Austin Stephens, 12, Gainesville
John Austin Stephens was  unexpectedly and suddenly taken to his final home on Friday, March 18th, 2016. He was born March 24, 2003.  Austin touched many hearts during hi ...

Jackson

Opal Roberts Bowles, 76, Pendergrass
      Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Opal Roberts Bowles, age 76, of Pendergrass Georgia, who entered into rest Friday, March 18, 2016.  ...

Lumpkin

Frances Ellen Copeland, 73, Dahlonega
Ms. Frances Ellen Copeland, age 73 of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully at Dogwood Forest in Gainesville on Friday, March 18, 2016 following a period of declining health. Born i ...
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