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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 12th, 2016

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James Ray McDonald, 83, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Ray McDonald, age 83, of Winder, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2016. Mr. McDonald was born in Statham, Georgia, ...
Billy Joe "B.J." Wall, 87, Winder
Billy Joe "BJ" Wall, age 87, of Winder passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016.  BJ served in the United States Army and  retired from General Motors after 30 years o ...

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Janice B. Wood, 92, Dawsonville
Janice B. Wood, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday June 12, 2016 at her residence following a short period of declining health. Born October 3, 1923 in Hoboken, Georgia to th ...

Forsyth

Heather Marie Nall Hagler, 47, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on June 12, 2016 surrounded by her family and friends after a courageous battle with rectal cancer. She is surv ...

Gwinnett

Eul Rye Jin, 83, Duluth
Eul Rye Jin, age 83 of Duluth, Georgia, died Sunday, June 12, 2016.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel.&nb ...

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Franklin C. Thiel, 63, Cornelia
Franklin C. Thiel, age 63, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Mr. Thiel was born on June 26, 1952, in Owosso, Michigan, to the late Louie August and Fra ...

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Barbara Gail Campbell, 54, Gainesville
Barbara Gail Campbell, age 54, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016.  Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Monday, June 20, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel wit ...
Tom Swindle, 54, Flowery Branch
Tom Swindle, 54 of Flowery Branch, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday June 12, 2016.  Preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom and Mattie Lou Swindle of Ila, Ga. a ...
Edwin Marion Wood, Jr., 85, Flowery Branch
Edwin Marion Wood, Jr., 85, died Sunday, June 12, 2016 at his home on the 11th hole of Royal Lakes Golf Course surrounded by his family after a brave battle with cancer.  H ...

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Irene Leger Morin, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Irene Leger Morin, age 82 of 90 Regan Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of the late Henry a ...
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