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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Xenophon Hatzispiros, 69, Cumming
Xenophon Hatzispiros, age 69, of Cumming, GA, passed away on June 29, 2016. Funeral Services for will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at 11:00 am at Saints Raphael, Nicholas a ...
Margie Nell Tinsley, 61, Cumming
Margie Nell Tinsley, age 61, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016. A native of Forsyth County, Margie was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church where she was Past Treas ...

Gwinnett

Brenda “Gayle” Hubbard Reid, 71, of Lilburn passed away Wednesday June 29, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born January 8, ...

Hall

William Aubrey "Buck" Bone, 90, Gainesville
Mr. William Aubrey "Buck" Bone, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on June 29, 2016. Funeral services will be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Drive.
Edward Berkeley Gardner, 99, Gainesville
 Mr.  Edward Berkeley Gardner, 99, of Dogwood Lane, Orange died on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the Culpeper Regional Hospital.  Born March 31, 1917 in Winston Virgi ...
Joseph Wayne Peterson, 60, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Wayne Peterson, age 60, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 following a brief illness. He spent most of his life in Gainesville, GA, but loved to tr ...

Lumpkin

Barbara W. Ashe, 77, Dahlonega
Barbara W. Ashe, age 77, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on June 29, 2016. Barbara was the daughter of the late William V. “Bud” and Ollie Cochran ...

Other

Luella May Bailey, 84, Norcross
Luella May Bailey, 84, of Norcross, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  She was a member of Harmony Grove First United Methodist Church, Lilburn, GA.  ...
James Herman Hughes, 83, Alpharetta
James Herman Hughes, age 83, of Alpharetta passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Marie Padgett Hughes of Alpharetta; a son, James & ...
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