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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 21st, 2017

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Jimmy L. Willoughby, 75, Statham
Mr. Jimmy L. Willoughby, age 75, of Statham, Georgia passed away January 21, 2017.  A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Herschel and Eva Wallace Willoughby. ...

Dawson

Dock “Dockie” Crane, 77, Dawsonville
Dock “Dockie” Crane, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 21, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born April 29, 1939 in Lumpkin ...

Forsyth

Barbara Iris Collins, 56, Cumming
Barbara Iris Collins, 56 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday January 21, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Friday January 27, 2017 at 3pm in the McDonald and Son Chape ...
Rachel Hammons, 49, Cumming
Rachel Hammons, 49 of Cumming, GA passed away on January 21, 2017. The family will have a private viewing at McDonald and Son Funeral Home.  No other services are scheduled ...

Hall

Charles Mickam, 67, Lula
            Mr. Charles Mickam, age 67 of Lula, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his residence following a sud ...
Billy General Mealor, age 79 of Lula, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his residence.    Born in Maysville, Georgia on April 28, 1937, he was a son of the ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shirley Morgan “Sunshine” Taylor, age 80, of Nicholson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Mrs. Tayl ...

Other

Doyce Irene Gilmore, 85, Watkinsville
Doyce Irene Gilmore, 85 of Watkinsville, GA passed away on January 21, 2017. Visitation will be on Friday January 27, 2017 from 4-8pm and on Saturday January 28, 2017 from 11am- ...
Mary Ann W. Hope, 92, Roswell
Mary Ann W. Hope, age 92, of Roswell, GA passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Mary Ann was born in Dublin, GA.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great ...
Hardy Lee Waldrop, 75, Canton
Hardy Lee Waldrop, age 75, of Canton passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017.  Hardy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He grew up on a farm ...

Stephens

Mrs. Doris Evelyn Sanges Comboia, age 89 of Peach Orchard Road, Baldwin and formerly of Toccoa passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin. A da ...
Mrs. Rachel Franks Chappelear Stewart, age 78 of Toccoa passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late James B. and Vera Hamby Franks, sh ...

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Lillian Rann, 86, Cleveland
Lillian H. Rann, age 86 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017. Ms. Rann was born August 6, 1930 in Atlanta to the late Thomas M. and Laura Ivey Hestley. Lillian w ...
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