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Local Obits for Thu. May 19th, 2016

Forsyth

James David Cantrell, 65, Cumming
James David Cantrell, age 65 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was a member of Cumming Second Baptist Church. David was preceded in death by his parents, James ...
Linzsey Lowe, Jr, 90, Cumming
Linzsey Lowe, Jr, 90, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Cumming Nursing Center, Cumming, GA.  He was a resident Cumming for 33 years.  ...

Habersham

Marcheta B. O'Kelley, 63, Demorest
Marcheta B. O’Kelley, 63, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Coastal Carolina Hospital after a short illness.  She was born December 13, 1952 in Demorest, GA to the late ...

Hall

Rev. Gerald McCoy Jordan, 79, Gainesville
Reverend Gerald McCoy Jordan of Gainesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on May 19, 2016.  He leaves behind his devoted wife of 61 years, Olene Talbert Jordan, his ...
Frank L. Downing, honored World War II veteran, devoted husband, cherished father, grandfather and loyal friend to many, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016. He will be remember ...
Evelyn Norris Scroggs, 73, Oakwood
Mrs. Evelyn Norris Scroggs, 73 of Oakwood died Thursday May 19, 2016 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Scroggs was the daughter of the late Joe D. and M ...

Jackson

Edna Mae Long Kimsey, 80, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Edna Mae Long Kimsey, age 80 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  Mrs. Kimsey was born in Cra ...
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