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Local Obits for Sat. May 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Irma Jeanne Emerson Heckman, age 71, of Cumming passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016.  She was a member of the Forsyth County Ladies League (FCLL), Southern Women in Motion (SWI ...

Gwinnett

Jack W. Smith, 90, Lawrenceville
Jack W. Smith, age 90 of Lawrenceville, GA died Saturday, May 14, 2016. Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Dani ...

Hall

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9(KJV) Earnest Eugene “Gene” Earls, Sr. began his earthly journey October 3, ...
James Thomas Minton, 91, Gainesville
James Thomas Minton, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Stephens

Mrs. Emmie Mildred King Elrod, age 95 of 33 Hands of Love Drive, Toccoa passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late R ...

White

Dan W. Thomas, 79, Cleveland
Dan W. Thomas, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Thomas was born March 1, 1937 in Thomasville, GA to the late Henry and Ruby Vo ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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