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Local Obits for Wed. May 25th, 2016

Habersham

Mama Jean Hulsey, 80, Mt. Airy
Mama Jean Hulsey, age 80, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, following a sudden illness.   Mama Jean was born on July 10, 1935, i ...

Hall

Robert Joseph Peirce Sr., 85, Gainesville
Robert "Bob" Joseph Peirce,Sr.,85,of Gainesville,Ga. passed away Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Was born March 20, 1931, Tucson,Arizon ...

Jackson

Lloyd McEver, 97, Talmo
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lloyd McEver, age 97, of Talmo, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The Funeral arrangements are pending at this time ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Owen Chambers, 88, Dahlonega
Thomas Owen Chambers, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Thomas was born in Gainesville, GA ...

Other

Jessie Mae Finch, 94, Dothan, AL, formerly of north Georgia
Jessie Mae Finch, 94, a resident of Dothan, went to be with her Savior Wednesday May 25, 2016.   Funeral services will be held at 3 pm on Friday May 27, 2016 in Central ...
Judy Boyd Smith, 58, White
Judy Boyd Smith, 58, of White, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Cartersville Medical Center. Born in Floyd County on August 2, 1957, she was the daughter of Joyce McMichen Boyd ...

Rabun

Edgar Roy Watts, 72, Lakemont
Edgar Roy Watts, 72, of Lakemont, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  He was born November 27, 1943 in Rabun County and was the so ...
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