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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 20th, 2017

Gwinnett

Wendy Hoover, 49, Buford
Ms. Wendy Hoover, age 49, of Buford passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Peachtree Christian Hospice with her family. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24 ...
Robert (Bob) J. Wassel, Sr, 87, Sugar Hill
Mr. Robert (Bob) J. Wassel, Sr., age 87, of Sugar Hill passed away Friday, January 20, 2017, with his family. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 27, 2017 at Prince ...

Habersham

Mary Ann Berendsen Miller, 71, Clarkesville
Mary Ann Berendsen Miller, age 71 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 8, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Harold and ...
Timothy Shawn “Tim” Strait, 52, Clarkesville
Timothy Shawn “Tim” Strait, age 52 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017.   Born in Gainesville, Georgia on September 26, 1964 he was a son o ...

Hall

Franklin “Frankie” Childers, 71, of Gainesville, GA, died January 20th, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Franklin “Frankie&r ...
Michael "Mink" Jerome Davis, 65, Flowery Branch
Michael “Mink” Jerome Davis, 65, of Flowery Branch passed away on January 20, 2017. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 in the ch ...
Aide Santamaria-Mojica, 38, Gainesville
Mrs. Aide Santamaria- Mojica age 38 of Gainesville passed away on Friday January 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia medical Center following an extended illness. Mass is scheduled fo ...

Jackson

Elizabeth B. Stephenson, 89, Commerce
  Ms. Elizabeth B. Stephenson, age 89, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 20, 2017 at Abundant Living.  Ms. Stephenson was born in Commerce to the late Henry Gilbert ...

Other

Christine C. Simmons, 87, Alpharetta
Christine C. Simmons, 87 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Sunrise Senior Living in Johns Creek, GA.  She was born in New Bern, NC on September 15, ...

Rabun

Linda Holcomb Gragg, 61, Tiger
  Linda Holcomb Gragg, age 61, of Tiger, GA, passed away on January 20, 2017, with her loved ones surrounding her when she went to be with the Lord. She was a loving Chr ...
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