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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 10th, 2017


Jay Wendall Dillard, 49, Winder
Jay Wendall Dillard, age 49 of Winder passed away Tuesday October 10, 2017. Survivors include his mother Emily Doster and brother Billy Dillard. He is preceded in death by his fath ...
Nestor Samuel Perla, 45, Winder
Nestor Samuel Perla, age 45, of Winder, GA, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 after an extended illness. A funeral service will be held Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:00AM at Hamilton ...


John Vernon Bryant, 71, Marble Hill
John Vernon Bryant, 71, of Marble Hill passed away Tuesday October 10, 2017 at Season’s Hospice. Born September 16, 1946 in McKeesport, PA to the late Vernon and Josephine ...


Wanda Headrick, Cumming
Wanda Headrick came into this world on September 10, 1931 as Wanda Chadwick.  She grew up in Oklahoma and, on August 21, 1955, she married the love of her life Keith Headrick. ...
Michael R. Singh, 73, Cumming
Michael R. Singh, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 14th at 2:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with ...
Thomas Richard Thompson, 71 of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday October 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his daughter Jennifer Elizabeth Thompson. He is survived by his ...


Mary C. “Peggy” Haney Compton, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, Harry Comp ...
MaryAnn McDaniel Jett, 72, Buford
MaryAnn McDaniel Jett, age 72, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Clinton Jett, Sr.  ...


David A. "Snake" Garner, 63, Cornelia
David A. “Snake” Garner, age 63, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, following an extended illness.   Mr. Garner was born on April ...


Rose D. Babcock, 94, Gainesville
Rose D. Babcock, 94, of Gainesville, died Tuesday October 10, 2017.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville.
Robert Andrew Buckley, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Andrew Buckley, 64, of Gainesville, GA passed away October 10, 2017 following a sudden illness. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Buckle ...
Mary Rice Cleveland, 103, Gainesville
Mary Rice Cleveland passed away October 10, 2017 at the age of 103.  Mary was the widow of Ralph W. Cleveland, a prominent Gainesville businessman and prominent pioneer of the ...
Aaron Louis Martin, 62, Gainesville
Aaron L. Martin, 62, died 10th October 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA, after a short illness.  His funeral service will be held on Satur ...
Loi Tan Nguyen, 63, Gainesville
Loi Tan Nguyen, 63 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Loi was the son of the late Van Huu Nguyen and Thi Chuc Nguyen.  He is survived by his wife, Ya ...
Cynthia Aileen West, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Cynthia Aileen West, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are sc ...


Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday October 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Franklin Delano Ledford, 81, of Talmo. The family will rece ...


It is with great sadness that the family of Kelly Marie Cook Ramey announces her sudden passing. Kelly was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 25, 1974 and passed away on Octob ...


Lois Jean Wooten, 82, Helen
  Lois Jean Wooten, age 82, of Helen, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Mrs. Wooten was born May 27, 1935 in Cleveland to the late Caffus and Bonnie Dean Abernathy. ...
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