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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 28th, 2017

Banks

Marlene Sliauter, 80, Maysville
  Mrs. Marlene Sliauter, age 80, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Sliauter was born in Cicero, IL to the late Geo ...

Gwinnett

Nuel Brown Melton, 92, Buford
Nuel Brown Melton, age 92, of Buford, GA and the Ivy Creek Community passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester W. Melton; son-in-law ...

Habersham

Celeste Chesebro Hoose, 64, Demorest
Celeste Chesebro Hoose, age 64 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Born in Norwich, New York on January 19, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Paul ...
Phoebe Cook Diilashaw, 87, Cornelia
Phoebe Cook Dillashaw, age 87 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017, at her residence.  Born in Winder, Georgia on November 18, 1929, she was a daughter of th ...
Francis “Granny” Adams Beck Hopkins, age 83 of 155 Beck Road, Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at her residence.   A daughter of th ...

Hall

John Paul “J.P.” Banks, 65, Gainesville
John Paul “J.P.” Banks, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on October 28, 2017 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 1, 20 ...
Peggy Sue Cooper Bayard, 86, Gainesville
Peggy Sue Cooper Bayard, 86, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in the ...
Paul Milton Larson, 65, Gainesville
Paul Milton Larson, 65, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Paul was born on July 31, 1952 in Hammond, IN. He was owner and operator of The Larson ...
Cameron Clark Martin, 29, Gainesville
Cameron Clark Martin was born May 27, 1988 in Jacksonville, Florida.  Before moving to Gainesville, he lived in Swainsboro, Ga and Union, SC. He obtained an Associate’s ...
Dr. Paul Cowan Martin, 56, Gainesville
Dr. Paul Cowan Martin, 56, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 28.  Born on June 10, 1961 in Miami, Florida to Charles Raymond and Margaret Susan ...

Stephens

James Gulley, 75, Toccoa
Mr. James Gulley, age 75 of 2751 Nub Garland Road in Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Lonnie (Bo) and Johnnie Sue Gulle ...
Mrs. Patricia McIntyre Farmer, age 76 of 1752 Rock Quarry Circle, Toccoa passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Walter and Clifton Kinse ...

White

Terry Baxter Sorah, 70, Cleveland
Mr. Terry Baxter Sorah, age70, of Cleveland died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sorah was born in Greensboro, NC to the late, Baxter Lee and Gertrude Eunice ...
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