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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 10th, 2017

Dawson

Robert Harold Hembree, 59, Dawsonville
Robert Harold Hembree, 59, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Friday February 10, 2017. Mr. Hembree was born February 27, 1957 in Blue Ridge, Georgia.  He was preceded in death ...
Laura Long, 31, Dawsonville
Laura Long, 31, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born June 21, 1985, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County and a 2 ...

Habersham

Jo Ann Smith Forrester, 62, Demorest
Jo Ann Smith Forrester, age 62 of Demorest, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017.  Born in Habersham County on June 18, 1954, she was a daughter of the late John Ferd Smith ...

Hall

Christopher D. Bell, 51, Gainesville
Christopher Denard Bell was born on February 19, 1965 at Hall County Hospital, Gainesville, Ga. to Mr. Robert Lee Bell and Mrs. Mary Helen Bell. He departed this life and ...
Betty L. Bryan, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty L. Bryan age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Friday February 10, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday Febr ...
Howard E. Motes, 83, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 Pm Sunday Feb. 12, 2017 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Howard E. Motes 83 of Gainesville. Mr. Motes died Thursda ...

Jackson

Lucile Tanner Lott, 96, Braselton
Lucile Tanner Lott, age 96, of Braselton passed away Friday, February 10, 2017.  Lucile loved gardening, flowers, raising chickens and cows.  She was a member of the West ...

Stephens

Mrs. Shirley Zell Pruitt Simonds, age 71 of 1420 Rosedale Street, Toccoa passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 in Panama City Beach, Florida. A daughter of the late George C. an ...
'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
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment