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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 1st, 2017

Forsyth

  Walter Everett Mason, Jr. (Walt), age 48, of Cumming, GA, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 1, 2017. He is preceded in death by his brother, Teddy Mason. He ...

Habersham

Sherry Howington Franklin, age 61, of Cornelia passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 1, 2017.   Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on June 13, 1956, Mrs. Franklin was th ...
Betty Ivester Frye Franklin, 80, Clarkesville
Betty Ivester Frye Franklin, age 80, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Mrs. Franklin was born on January 10, 1937, in Turnerville, Georgia, to th ...
Merrell Watson, 83, Cornelia
Merrell Watson, age 83 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, October 01, 2017. Born in Jackson County, Florida on March 21, 1934, he was a son of the late Connie & Ell ...
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