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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 5th, 2017

Forsyth

Margaret Shadburn Smith, 88, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.  She was a member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church and is preceded in de ...
Han Ei Steffey, 89, Cumming
Han Ei Steffey, 89, of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.  A loving matriarch to her family, Mrs. Steffey was born in Korea, surviving the Korean Conflict.  I ...
Michael Paul Carbonara, 77, Cumming
Michael Paul Carbonara, Jr., 77, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017.   Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by ...

Gwinnett

Bradley M. Best, 72, Sugar Hill
Bradley M. Best, age 72, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-eight years, Casey A. Hirt Best, Sugar Hill, GA; children, ...

Habersham

Larry Cook, 68, Baldwin
Larry Wayne Cook, age 68 of Baldwin passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Born in Alto, Georgia on February 23, 1949 he was a son of the late Laymon & Jewell Mae Wade Co ...

Hall

Thelma H. Jones, 90, Gillsville
Thelma Hayes Jones, 90 of Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Thelma was the daughter of the late Marion and Nonie Hayes and is survived by her son, Joe Stanle ...
William Laurence Carlisle, 97, Gainesville
William Laurence Carlisle, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Born on October 28, 1919 in Ashbyburg, Kentucky, Bill was the son of the late F ...
Grady Locke, 87, Lula
Grady Locke, age 87, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Mr. Locke was born on December 8, 1929 in Baldwin, Georgia to the late Irvin and Norma Tench Lock ...

Jackson

Sara Roslyn McClure, 95, Commerce
Mrs. Sara Roslyn McClure, age 95 of Commerce died Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Kindred Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mrs. McClure was born in Jefferson to the late, Th ...

Lumpkin

Gary Edward Robinson, 53, Dahlonega
Mr. Gary Edward Robinson, age 53, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Gary was born in Hall County on September 19, 1964 to the late Ed and Eva Barrett Rob ...

Other

Mildred Patricia Clark, 73, Ducktown, TN
Mildred Patricia Clark age 73 of Ducktown, TN passed away on October 5, 2017.  She was a member of Ducktown United Methodist Church. Mrs. Clark is preceded in death by her ...

Rabun

Earl Harrison Watts, 79, Mountain City
Earl Harrison Watts, age 79, of Mountain City, Georgia passed away on October 4, 2017. He was born in Rabun County on April 3, 1938 and was of the Baptist faith. He was the son of ...

White

Richard Glenn Buffington, age 63 of Helen, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. Mr. Buffington was born June 21, 1954 in Baltimore, MD to the late Alfred and Jean Warren Buffi ...
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