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Local Obits for Sun. May 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Courtland F. James, 76, Cumming
Courtland F. James 76 of Cumming passed away on May 29, 2016 McDonald and Son is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arr ...

Habersham

Anna Belle Morrison Dean, 90, Batesville
Funeral services for Anna Belle Morrison Dean, age 90 of the Batesville community will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Oakey Mountain Baptist Church. Rev. Brion ...
Chanh Tenakoun, 85, Cornelia
Chanh Tenakoun, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016.   Mr. Tenakoun was born on February 1, 1931, in Vientiane, Laos, to the late Bou and O ...

Hall

Rev. L. G. Gilstrap, 81, Gainesville
  Rev. L.G. Gilstrap, 81, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, May 29, 2016 with family by his side.   The family will recei ...
Paul J. Hanes, 87, Braselton
Paul “Shorty” J. Hanes, 87, of Braselton, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, 19, Gainesville
Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, age 19, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016. She was a member of Free Chapel Worship Center in Gainesville, GA and worked as a Professional Ass ...
Roy White, 88, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday June 2, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Roy White age 88 of Gainesville. Interment will follow at Corinth Baptist C ...

Jackson

Don Edward Brock, 77, Nicholson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Don Edward Brock, age 77, of Nicholson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Mr. Brock was born in Marianna, Fl ...
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