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Local Obits for Fri. May 27th, 2016

Dawson

Tristan Anthony Payne, 11, Dawsonville
Tristan Anthony Payne, 11, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 25, 2016. Born May 20, 2005, Tristan was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  He was a student at ...

Forsyth

Richard Whitmire, 64, Cumming
Richard Whitmire, age 64 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016. He was a member of Cumming Second Baptist Church. Richard was preceded in death by parents, Marvin and B ...

Gwinnett

Kenneth Lance Hulsey, 47, Braselton
Kenneth Lance Hulsey, age 47, of Braselton passed away Friday, May 27, 2016.  Kenneth  graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors Degree.  He loved Go ...

Habersham

Gemilda Ruth Reynolds Cantrell, age 85 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016. Born in Young Harris, Georgia on March 13, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Lee ...
Elijah Paul James Gunn, age 3 of Alto, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2016 a ...
Billy David Holbrooks, 75, Demorest
Billy Holbrooks, age 75 of Demorest, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Born Habersham County on April 1, 1941, he was a son of the late ...
Gemilda R. Reynolds, 85, Baldwin
Gemilda R. Reynolds age 85 of Baldwin, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. An online guest regis ...

Hall

Joe Randal Graham, 62, Gainesville
Joe Randal Graham, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 4:00 ...
Lois N. Pirkle, 86, Gainesville
Lois N. Pirkle, 86, of Gainesville, died Friday May 27, 2016.  Hillside Chapel Funeral Home, Gainesville.

Lumpkin

Edith Thompson Little, 69, Dahlonega
Edith Thompson Little, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.   Edith was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was the manager ...
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