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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 16th, 2017

Forsyth

Amy Leanne Evers, 35, Cumming
  Amy Leanne Evers 35, of Cumming, Ga passed away on October 16, 2017. She is preceded in death by her brother Bradley Hirtz. She is survived by her husband Chad Ever ...

Gwinnett

Joel Craig Samples, 58, Buford
Joel Craig Samples, age 58, of Buford, Georgia, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, October 16, 2017 after a long battle with ALS. A funeral service will be held Friday, Oc ...

Hall

Rosa Vazquez de Alba, 72, Gainesville
 Mrs. Rosa Vazquez de Alba age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Monday October 16, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for T ...
Judy Carlan, 67, Gainesville
Mrs. Judy Carlan, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, October ...
Master Sgt./Retired Charles E. Grant, Sr., 93 of Oakwood passed away Monday October 16, 2017. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Grant was the son of the late William Luthe ...
Kathy Diane Meeks Stephens, 62, Gainesville
Kathy Diane Meeks Stephens, age 62, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmot ...
Mrs. Betty Sue (Barnes) Thomas, age 81 of Clermont, passed on October 16, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.  Betty Sue was born on March 27, 1936 in Hall Coun ...
Randall Davidson Gailey, 91, Gainesville
Randall Davidson Gailey, 91 of Gainesville passed away Monday October 16, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Gailey was the so ...
Charles E. Grant, 93, Oakwood
Master Sgt./Retired Charles E. Grant, Sr., 93 of Oakwood passed away Monday October 16, 2017. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Grant was the son of the late William Luthe ...
Elsie Mae Rutherford, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Elsie Mae Rutherford, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

 Mitchell “Michael” Lamar Thompson, age 53 of Pendergrass, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.& ...

Lumpkin

Frank Adrian Boston, 44, Dahlonega
Mr. Frank Adrian Boston, age 44, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. Frank was born in Hall County on March 23, 1973.  He has lived in Lumpkin County his en ...
Miriam Mixon, 79, Dahlonega
Miriam Mixon, age 79, passed away in her home October 16 after a recently diagnosed illness. Known to her friends as Mimi, she was a long time Dahlonega resident. She had careers i ...

Other

Janet Leigh Rooks, 57, Monroe
Janet Leigh Rooks, 57, of Monroe, GA (whose heart and mind was always at the beach) passed away on October 15, 2017. She was born on December 7, 1959. A wife, mom, Nonnie, CiCi, ...

Stephens

Raymond Stumpf, 94, Toccoa
Missionary, pastor, counselor. Raymond Stumpf, son of the late Nelson and Charlotte Stumpf, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2017 at the age of 94.  He was born on Nov ...

White

Steven J. Stack, 55, Cleveland
“He sailed away.   He walked 2000 miles and then he slipped away.” On October 16, 2017 the angels lifted Steven J. Stack, age 55 back home to be with the L ...
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