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Local Obits for Sat. May 21st, 2016

Forsyth

Paul Anthony Wagner, 67, Cumming
Paul Anthony Wagner, age 67 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War.   No services are scheduled at this time.   Ingram ...

Gwinnett

Cina LaGrange, 61, Buford
Cina LaGrange, age 61 of Buford, GA died Saturday, May 21, 2016 following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memor ...

Habersham

  Allen Charles “Al” Dixon, Jr., age 48, of Clarkesville, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016.   Born on August 14, 1967, in Stephens County, Georg ...

Hall

Daniel Ladd, 45, Gainesville
Daniel Ladd, age 45, of Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Northeast GA Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and of the Baptist faith. He ...

Jackson

Mrs. Lizzie Bell Williamson Beatty, age 78, of Pendergrass, GA died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Beatty was born in Jefferson to the late Charlie and Sallie ...
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