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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 3rd, 2016

Forsyth

Roberta Lynn Capell, 51, Cumming
Roberta Lynn Capell, 51, of Cumming, GA died on September 3, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Paducha, KY she was the daughter of Lenard and Lavada Reeves. &n ...
Deborah Kay Dorsey, 66, Cumming
Deborah Kay Dorsey, 66 of Cumming passed away on September 3rd, 2016. Visitation will be from 4-5pm on Saturday September 10 at the funeral home. A memorial service will be h ...

Habersham

Roger Gordon Buford, 76, Clarkesville
Roger Gordon Buford, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016. A Complete Obituary Announcement will be announced at a later date by Whitfiel ...
Willard Kayo Kemppainen, 84, Clarkesville
Willard Kayo Kemppainen, age 84, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 3, 2016, following a sudden illness. A memorial service will be h ...

Hall

Matthew Harry Voelker, 39, Gainesville
On Saturday September 3, 2016, Matt passed away. He was 39. Matt is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harry and Margaret Voelker, and his maternal grandparents, Major ...
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