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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 1st, 2017

Forsyth

Atlanta area automobile dealer James A. Grotz, Jr. passed away on Friday, December 01, 2017. He was President of Southern Lincoln Mercury, Decatur, GA. for 21 years, from 1981 t ...
Edward Juczynski, 88, Cumming
Edward Juczynski, age 88, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. Edward was a United States Airforce Veteran. He is preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Karen Wallis Heard, 60, Buford
Karen Wallis Heard, age 60, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Heard; parents, Wendell and Dessie Lou “Susie& ...

Habersham

Chipley Hugh "Chip" Johnson, 59, Clarkesville
Chipley Hugh “Chip” Johnson, age 59 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Born in Jacksonville, Florida on January 9, 1958, he was the son of ...
Sackdy Mathaw, 75, Demorest
Sackdy Mathaw, age 75, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017. Mr. Mathaw was born on July 21, 1942 in Laos. He was a member of Habersham Family Lao Associ ...

Hall

Dorothy Virginia Walden, age 89 of Lula, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Mrs. Walden was born on January 21, 1928, in White County, to the late Tillman and Sallie Lou ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Ruth Mathias Sylvester of Dahlonega, GA, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017, at 82 years old.  Shirley was born to parents Homer and Audra Mathias on Ma ...

White

James Whitfield, 79, Cleveland
James Edwards Whitfield, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Whitfield was born August 21, 1938 in Fulton County to the late Th ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.