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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Paul L. Frihse, 74, Cumming
Paul L. Frihse, age 74, of Cumming passed away on June 7, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Ella and Paul W. Frihse. Paul is survived by Susan A. Frihse, his loving w ...
Susan Flynn Adkins, 64, Cumming
On the morning of June 7, 2016 Susan Flynn Adkins entered into eternal rest at her home in Cumming, Georgia at the age of 64. Susan Transou Flynn Adkins. She was so proud to car ...
Judy Hamby, 66, Cumming
Judy Hamby, age 66 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Hamby; brot ...

Gwinnett

Joseph Herman Newsom, 77, Dacula
Joseph Herman Newsom, 77, of Dacula, GA died on June 7, 2016.  Born in Sandersville, GA he was the son of the late Joshua and Wilma Newsom. He retired from Norfolk Southern ...

Habersham

Elsie Mae Andrews, 96, Baldwin
Elsie Mae Andrews, age 96, of Baldwin, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2016 at Lamar C ...

Hall

Joy N. Allred, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Joy N. Allred, age 79, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Ivy Springs Manor. Private Graveside Services will be held. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, ...
Marion “Bunny” Martin Ayers passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, following a period of declining health. Bunny was born July 18, 1921, in Gainesville, GA, to the l ...
Wilma Nell Brady, 90, Clermont
  Mrs. Wilma Nell Brady, age 90 of Clermont, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  Funeral serv ...
Therea Rose Franke Knight, 46, Gainesville
Theresa Rose Franke Knight, age 46 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at her residence. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11:00am in t ...

Jackson

Daniel Lee Sailors, 89, Nicholson
Mr. Daniel Lee Sailors, age 89, of Nicholson passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at his residence.  He was the son of the late, Reverend Ben and Lula Godfrey Sailors.  In a ...
Michael Shane Williams age 53 of Athens passed away Tuesday June 7, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Williams was born April 12, 1962 in Athens to Bobby Jean & Shirley Gen ...

Lumpkin

Lonnie Wayne Youngblood Sr., age 68, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at his home following a sudden illness. Lonnie was born in Clayton, GA October 14, 194 ...

Other

Derek Etchu Tambe, 52, Cameroon, Africa
        Mr. Derek Etchu Tambe age 52 of Cameroon, Africa went to be home with the Lord Tuesday June 07, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...
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