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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 13th, 2016

Forsyth

Marilyn Catterall Goeltz of Cumming, GA died peacefully at home on July 13, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She lived a rich and full life, taking great pleasure in caring f ...

Habersham

Rev. William Chandler Lanier, Sr., age 91, of Clarkesville passed away July 4, 2016 at Hospice Atlanta.  Born in Macon, GA on July 6, 1924, Rev. Lanier was the son of the l ...

Hall

Cosmo L. Haun, 82, Gainesville
Cosmo L. Haun, 82, died at his home of Parkinson's disease on July 13, 2016. He was born in Mohawk, TN on August 26, 1933. His father was dairy farmer Iros Haun, and his mot ...
Janolan Sims, 37, Gainesville
Janolan Sims was born on December 6th 1978 to Jeffrey L. Smith and Glenda Hester.  He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1998.  Mr. Sims also worked for the C ...

Jackson

Herbert Harold Puckett, 81, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Herbert Harold Puckett, age 81, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Mr. Puckett was born in Barrow County, a son t ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Thomas “Rooster” Rouse, age 68, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Mr. Rouse was born in Bra ...

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Leroy Hogan, 87, Cleveland
Leroy Hogan of Cleveland, Georgia went to Heaven Wednesday, July 13, 2016, after a lengthy illness.  His spirit lives on in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren ...
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