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Local Obits for Wed. May 18th, 2016

Forsyth

Robert J. “Butch” Reynolds, III, age 68, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  A loving father, son, grandfather, brother and uncle, Butch was a U.S. Na ...

Habersham

Tommy Leonard Cash, 82, Mt. Airy
Tommy Leonard Cash, age 82 of Mount Airy, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. An online ...
Marcus Hulsey, 65, Demorest
Marcus Gene Hulsey, age 65 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in June 24, 1950, he was a son of the late Marcus Hulsey, ...
Tommy Parker, 69, Cornelia
Tommy Thurston Parker, age 69 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  Born in Rabun County on January 12, 1947, he was a son of the late Thomas Brown Parker and ...

Hall

Glenda Pope Berry, 68, Gainesville
Mrs. Glenda Pope Berry, age 68, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at her home.  The cause of death was Lewy-Body Dementia.  Mrs. Berry was bor ...
Marlon Lex Burt, 55, Alto
Mr. Marlon Lex Burt, 55 of Alto died Wednesday May 18, 2016 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Burt was the son of the late Maurice Parks and Florence Del ...
Flora Jane Adams Kerns, 61, Gainesville
  Mrs. Flora Jane Adams Kerns age 61 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday May 17, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.    &nb ...
Sidney G. McGhee, Jr., Gainesville
  Sidney G. McGhee, Jr., died May 4, 2016 at Solari Hospice Care in Las Vegas, Nevada. Surviving are his parents, Elaine and Sid McGhee of Sumter, SC and his s ...
Dairl (Keith) Stewart, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Dairl “Keith” Stewart, age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.   Fu ...

Jackson

James Michael Blackwell, 71, Monroe, formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Michael Blackwell, age 71 of Monroe, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  ...

Rabun

Charles Neal Robinson, 79, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Neal Robinson, age 79 of 51 Robinson Way, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the home of his daughter. A son of the late Cliff and Artie Smith Robins ...
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
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.