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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 18th, 2017

Habersham

Mozelle Nunnally Carlan, 94, Hollingsworth Community
Mozelle Nunnally Carlan, age 94, of the Hollingsworth Community in Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Mrs. Carlan was born on October 27, 1922, in Ban ...
Mary Justus Cross Franklin, 95, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary Justus Cross Franklin, age 95 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Rev. Kenn ...
Bess Duncan Hodkinson, 81, Clarkesville
Bess Duncan Hodkinson, age 81, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Mrs. Hodkinson was born on March 2, 1935, in Fairburn, Georgia, ...

Hall

Bobby Lee Brawner, 55, Gainesville
Bobby Lee Brawner , age 55 of Gainesville Georgia passed away on January 18, 2017.  Services entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.

Jackson

Geraldine Adams Lee, 84, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Geraldine Adams Lee, age 84 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  Mrs. Lee was born in Jackso ...
Richard "Rick" Anthony Murphy, age 60, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday, January 23, 2017  at L ...
Johnny Cecil Swain, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Johnny Cecil Swain, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  Mr. Swain was born in Commer ...

Lumpkin

John Abercrombie, 86, Dahlonega
John Abercrombie, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at home on Tuesday January 18, 2017. Johnny was born on December 6, 1930 and was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...
Rezin Harkins, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. Rezin Harkins, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 following a period of declining health. Born to parents Benjamin and Alice Stover Harkins in Such ...
Betty Sue Rucker, 67, Dahlonega
Betty Sue Rucker, age 67, a long-time resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday January 18, 2017. Betty was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoy ...
Melvina Lou Barton, 72, Dahlonega
Graveside Services are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Sunday January 22, 2017 at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery for Martha Melvina Lou Barton aka “Mickey”, age 72, of Dahlon ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Martha Geraldine “Jeri” Westmoreland Bruner, age 78 of Sautee Nacoochee. Mrs. Bruner passed away Wednesd ...
Lisa Yvonne Lewallen, 52, Cleveland
Lisa Yvonne Lewallen, age 52 of Cleveland, was carried away by the angels to her heavenly home on Wednesday evening, January 18, 2017. Ms. Lewallen was born June 25, 1964 in Gai ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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