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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 26th, 2016

Banks

Julia Wade Powell, 88, Lula
Julia Wade Powell, age 88 of Lula, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Born in Alto, Georgia on April 27, 1928, she was a daughter of the late T.J. and Myrtle Poole Wade. Mrs. ...

Gwinnett

John P. “Johnny” Chambers, 58, Lawrenceville
John P. “Johnny” Chambers, 58, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016. Born January 8, 1958, Johnny was a native of Dawson County and had lived in Lawren ...

Hall

Ronald James "Ron" Crymes, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald James "Ron" Crymes, (also known as "Ronulese" and "Hercuron"), 59, of Gainesville died Tuesday July 26, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia ...
Wanda Renee Lomax, 50, Gainesville
            Mrs. Wanda Renee Lomax, age 50 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at her residence followin ...
Geneva Roberts Waldrep, 76, New Holland
Geneva Roberts Waldrep, age 76 of New Holland, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be hel ...

Jackson

Richard Wayne Serra, 69, Braselton
Richard Wayne Serra, age 69, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Richard was a United States Army veteran.  He was retired from Bellsouth, Cingular Wireless ...
Joey Franklin Smith, 50, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joey Franklin Smith, age 50 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Commerce, ...
Matthew Ryan Stockton, 29, Maysville
Matthew Ryan Stockton, age 29 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016.    Mr. Stockton was the son of Teresa Turpin Stockton and the late Ralph Stockto ...

Lumpkin

Robert Luther Ridley, 68, Dahlonega
Robert Luther Ridley, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Regency Hospital in Macon, GA. Robert was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. H ...

Stephens

Vickie Elaine Jamison, 45, Eastanollee
Miss Vickie Elaine Jamison, age 45 of 166 Preacher Martin Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of Roy Jamison and Pat Lusk ...
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