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Local Obits for Tue. May 10th, 2016

Habersham

Clifford Clay Kimsey, Jr, 94, Cornelia
Clifford Clay Kimsey, Jr., age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at his residence.   Mr. Kimsey was born on August 3, 1921, in Cornelia, Geo ...

Hall

Frederick “Buck” Buckalew, 72, Flowery Branch
  Mr. Frederick “Buck” Buckalew, age 72, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 following an extended illness. He was born in Louisville, KY ...
Raquel Contreras, 45, Gainesville
Raquel Contreras, 45, of Gainesville passed away May 10, 2016.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home 355 Dawsonville Hwy Gainesville Ga is in charge of arrangements.
Gail Hand, 57, Gainesville
Gail Hand, 57, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory 355 Dawsonville Hwy Gainesville, GA is in charge ...
Dennis Wesley (Tojo) Kinsey, 67, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday May 13, 2016 at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church for Dennis Wesley Kinsey aka “Tojo”, age 67 of Gainesville. The R ...
Dorothy Chaney Schrader, 94, Gainesville
  Dorothy Chaney (Snookie) Schrader, 94, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at New Horizons Lanier Park Health Care Facility in Gainesville, Georgia. Snookie f ...
Jessie Kenneth Wellborn, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jessie Kenneth Wellborn, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by family.   F ...

Jackson

LC Funderburk, 83, Jefferson
LC Funderburk, age 83, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  LC loved his family, fishing and he was a big NASCAR car fan.  Survivors include his wife Irene Ho ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Vernon Cecil “V.C.” Palmer, age 89 , of Dahlonega passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Center following a period of declining health.   ...
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