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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 8th, 2016

Forsyth

Chester Cichocki, 83, Cumming
  Chester Cichocki 83, of Cumming passed away on September 8, 2016. Services will be held at a later date in New York. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson ...
Charlotte Starnes Phillips of Cumming, formerly of Decatur, Georgia and Kingsport, Tennessee, passed away on September 8, 2016.  Charlotte leaves behind to cherish her memory, ...

Gwinnett

George LeRoy Inman, 89, Johns Creek
INMAN, George LeRoy Age 89, of Johns Creek, GA was called home to be with his Savior on Thursday morning, September 8, 2016.  George was born on December 21, 1926 in Berwyn ...
Francis X. “Frank” Swietlik, III, age 58 of Buford, GA, died suddenly on Thursday, September 8, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held Monday, September 12, 2016 a ...

Hall

Kathy Sharon Baker, 56, Gainesville
 Ms. Kathy Sharon Baker, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   &n ...
On the morning of September 8th, 2016, Clarence Edward Clark, better known as “Buster,” left to be with the Lord while surrounded by family at his home in Flowery Branc ...

Jackson

Angela Turner Robinson, 62, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Angela Turner Robinson, age 62 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, September 8, 2016.  Mrs. Robinson was born i ...
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