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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 15th, 2017

Banks

Keith Allan Mayne, 47, Homer
Keith Allan Mayne, age 47 of Homer, GA passed away Sunday, Oct.15, 2017.   Born in Neptune, NJ on September 27, 1970, Mr. Mayne was the son of Allan and Ellen Muscatel ...

Forsyth

Sarah N. Nichols, 79, Cumming
Sarah N. Nichols, age 79, a native of Forsyth County, GA, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017.  She was a member of Bethelview United Methodist Church in Cumming, GA. Mrs. ...

Gwinnett

Vito Ferrugia, 50, Loganville
Vito Ferrugia, 50 of Loganville, GA passed away on October 15, 2017. The family will receive friends on Saturday October 21, 2017 from 2pm to 6pm at the McDonald and Son Funeral ...
Ival O. Salyer, 100, Buford
Ival O. Salyer had near-boundless curiosity as a research chemist and scientist.  Among his numerous research projects were protective insulation foams for the space shuttle, ...

Hall

John Richard Garrett, 77, Gainesville
John Richard Garrett, age 77, of Gainesville, GA went home to be with our Lord on October 15, 2017. A  funeral mass will be held Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at S ...
Edith Sargent Seabolt, 99, Gainesville
Edith Sargent Seabolt, known to family and friends as “Aunt Edith”, passed away early Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the age of 99 and 11 months. Funeral services will ...

Other

Sara Louise Collins Ansley, 80, Seneca, SC
Mrs. Sara Louise Collins Ansley, age 80 of 303 Hemlock Drive, Seneca, South Carolina passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Rainey Hospice House, Anderson, South Carolina. A da ...

Stephens

Wayne Youngblood, 91, Toccoa
Mr. Wayne Youngblood, age 91 of 138 Letourneau Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Frank and Violet Lo ...
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