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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 14th, 2017

Banks

Lessie Wilkinson Caudell, 79, Hollingsworth Community
Lessie Wilkinson Caudell, age 79, of the Hollingsworth Community, Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Mrs. Caudell was born on January 23, 1938, in Bank ...

Dawson

Lee Ayers, 66, Dawsonville
Lee Ayers, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 14, 2017 at his residence. Born February 25, 1950, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  Lee owned and op ...

Forsyth

Albertine (Bert) Burrell, 97, passed away peacefully February 14, 2017 in Cumming, Ga. Where she has lived for the past 8 years. Bert was a native of Berwick, Maine.  Be ...
Mary Sammons Bowden, 95, Cumming
Mary Sammons Bowden, age 95, of Cumming, Ga (formerly Atlanta) passed February 14, 2017.  Funeral service will be held 11 AM Friday, February 17, 2017 at McDonald and Son Fune ...
Linda Lou Horvath, 71, Gainesville
Linda Lou Horvath, 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  Funeral Services will be held on ...

Hall

Henry Clay Grant, Jr, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Henry Clay Grant, Jr., age 57, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 17, 2017 at Memorial Park South ...
Lourilla B. Allen, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Lourilla B. Allen, 85, of Gainesville passed away February 14, 2017 at Gracemont Assisted Living.           A funeral service w ...
Bobby Lewis Knapp, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Bobby Lewis Knapp, 62, of Gainesville passed away February 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           A funeral ser ...

Jackson

Margaret Ann Purcell, 83, Commerce
Mrs. Margaret Ann Purcell, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Purcell was born in Commerce to the late Hope William and Lucy Pearl Payne ...

Other

Billy Joe Thomason, 78, Prospect Community
Billy  Joe Thomason, 78, of the Prospect Community, passed away Tuesday evening February 14, 2017, at the Brown Health and Rehab, in Royston, GA. January 18, 1939, he was t ...

Stephens

Rev. Almon Jefferson Yearwood, age 89 of 52 Yearwood Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late David Paul and Elizabeth ...

Towns

Larry R. Milford, 70, Hiawassee
Larry R. Milford, age 70, of Hiawassee, a 50 year resident of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  A true Southern gentleman and proud American, he always made a ...

Union

Linda Sue Simmons Thompson, age 65, of Suches, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Dennis Thompson; son, Marvin Tr ...
'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