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Local Obits for Fri. May 20th, 2016

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Bertie Lee Collins, 76, Cumming
Bertie Lee Collins, age 76, of Cumming, passed away on May 20, 2016. Bertie was born in Dawsonville in the summer of 1939, to the late Willard and Edie Ophelia Flannigan. She was a ...

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Jimmy Dale Allen Sr., 67, Demorest
Jimmy Dale Allen, Sr., age 67 of Demorest, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 20, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on August 25, 1948, he was a son of the late J. L ...
Pamela Gail Gunter Hahn, 58, Maysville
Pamela Gail Gunter Hahn, age 58, of Maysville, Georgia, passed away on, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of ...

Hall

Annie M. Priest, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie M. Priest, 80, of Gainesville died May 20, 2016.    Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main Street, Gainesville, GA.

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Sylvia Moak Turner, 80, Clayton
Sylvia Moak Turner, 80, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at home.  She was born June 7, 1935 in Lindale, GA and was the daughter of the late Broadus Wray ...

Stephens

William Edward Harvey, 62, Eastanollee
Mr. William Edward Harvey age 62 of 1930 Wolfpit Road, Eastanollee passed away Friday May 20, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of Mary Lou Long Harvey and the late Junior Ha ...

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Melvin B. Powers, 73, Cleveland
Melvin B. Powers, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016.  Mr. Powers was born May 11, 1943 in Gainesville, GA to Walter and Laura Peck Powers. Melvin was a ...
Jimmy Luther Hill, 65, Cleveland
Jimmy L. Hill of Cleveland passed away Friday, May 20,2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center due to ongoing complications from a massive stroke he suffered on January 3, 2016 ...
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