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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Emily Maxine Bowen, 78, Cumming
Emily Maxine Bowen, age 78 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016. She was a loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Glennie Broo ...
Martha Inez Sutton Puckett, age 91, of Cumming passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 surrounded by her family and friends.  Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and ...

Habersham

Nancy J. Wagner, 79, Cornelia
Nancy J. Wagner, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, at her residence. Born in Wichita, Kansas on March 21, 1937, she was a daughter of the late John and ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Horace Daniel Jr., age 62, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 14, 2016.  Mr. Daniel was born in Jefferson ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mildred Greemon Dalton, age 88 of Black Mountain Road, Toccoa passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Friendship Nursing Home. A daughter of the late Arthur Loyd and Alice S ...

White

Jason Dale Pearson, 41, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jason Dale pearson, age 41 of Cleveland. Jason passed away Saturday,August 13, 2016 following injuries he sustained i ...
Carlton Sprague, 79, Cleveland
Carlton Sprague, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016.  Mr. Sprague was born on July 23, 1937, in Pennsylvania, to the late Howard and Marjorie Berti ...
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