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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 21st, 2017

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Doris Marken Wilson, 85, Cumming
Doris Marken Wilson, age 85, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her children, Diane and Ken Briggs, Big Canoe, GA, John Fountain, ...
Camilla Secrest Brogdon, age 91, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 27th at 1:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home ...
Bobby "Pops" Meyers, 83, Cumming
Bobby (Pops) Myers, age 83, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Bobby was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1934 to the late Robert and Mary Myers. He was an amazing Husb ...

Gwinnett

John “David” Beard, after an extended illness, entered peacefully into the arms of Jesus on December 21 with his devoted wife of 52 years, Janice Smith Beard, by his si ...

Habersham

Gaines M. Taylor, 83, Clarkesville
Gaines M. Taylor, age 83 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on July 26, 1934, he was a son of the late Dock J. and Sallie ...

Hall

Doris Faye Jones Burnett, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Doris Faye Jones Burnett, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on December 21, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at ...
Ferrell Hall, 71, Gainesville
Ferrell Hall, 71, passed away Thursday December 21, 2017 at his home in Gainesville, Georgia surrounded by family.  Ferrell was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up in Winder, ...
Judy Dianne Magnus Henson, 67, Gainesville
Mrs. Judy Dianne Magnus Henson, 67, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tu ...
James Donald Rice Jr., 57, Gainesville
James Donald Rice, Jr., age 57 of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017.   Born in Gainesville, GA on June 22, 1960, he was the son of the late James D. Ri ...

Jackson

Dennis Caney Baker, 66, Commerce
Dennis Caney Baker, age 66 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Commerce, GA on Jan. 15, 1951, he was the son of the late Cane ...
Blanche Lovett Crider, 93, Nicholson
Blanche Lovett Crider, age 93 of Nicholson, GA passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Waycross, GA on July 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the ...

Stephens

Mrs. Ida Lois Byars Simpson, age 99 of 261 Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View. A daughter of the late Joseph Richard ...
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