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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 15th, 2016

Forsyth

Quinton Lord, 81, Cumming
Quinton Lord, age 81, of Cumming, GA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 15, 2016. Quinton was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1934 to the late Henry and Carrie Lord. Mr. Lor ...

Hall

Edgar Donald Cheek, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Edgar Donald Cheek, 83, passed away in his home on the morning of July 15, 2016.   Funeral services are scheduled Monday, July 18, 2016 at Memorial Park North at 10: ...
Donald Ray Atkins, 68, Gainesville
Donald Ray Atkins, of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home. ...
Aldine Komitsky, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Aldine Komitsky, of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, July 18, 20 ...
Jessie Hyde Mincey, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Jessie Hyde Mincey, age 74, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 following an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of Gainesville, GA and a homemak ...

Jackson

Joan Elizabeth Akin, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Joan Elizabeth Akin, age 69, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, July15, 2016. Mrs. Akin was born in Athens, Georgia, a ...

Lumpkin

Mary Fae Edmondson, 92, Dahlonega
Mary Fae Edmondson, 92 years young and a lifetime resident of Lumpkin County, went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband Charlie, on Friday, July 15,2016.  Mary Fae w ...

Stephens

Danny Ray Deforest, 68, Eastanollee
Mr. Danny Ray Deforest age 68 of 27 Infantry Drive, Eastanollee passed away Friday July 15, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Gordon Elson and Freida Neeley Defores ...
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