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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 18th, 2017

Forsyth

James Tilmon Adams, 67, Cumming
James Tilmon Adams, age 67, of Cumming passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. Graveside services, with Military Honors, will be held Thursday, February 23, at 1:00 p.m. at Geo ...
Jo Ann Flegal, 76, Cumming
Jo Ann Flegal, 76 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017.   There are no services planned at this time.   Condolences may be expressed at w ...
Doris M. Hudlow, N/A, Cumming
Doris M. Hudlow, died February 18 at Regency Manor Personal Care Home in Cumming, Georgia, where she was lovingly cared for by Zoe Stahl and her staff and Agape Hospice Care Team. ...
Richard J. King, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Richard J. King, 86 of Gainesville (Forsyth Co.) died Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Northside Forsyth Hospital. Richard was born in Detroit, MI.  July 13, 1930 to the ...
Billie Gean Knight, 70, Cumming
Billie Gean Knight, age 70, of Cumming passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017.  Billie was a wonderful woman who loved her family and growing flowers; her grandchildren were ...

Habersham

Claude R. Moser, 78, Clarkesville
Claude Rankin Moser, Jr., “Randy”, 78, of Clarkesville, GA died February 18, 2017.  He was born in Hickory, North Carolina July 15, 1938- the seventh and last chil ...

Hall

Roy I. Carter, 90, Gainesville
Roy I. Carter 90 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Thursday Feb. 2, 2017 and was laid to rest on Saturday Feb. 4, 2017. Born Jan. 19, 1927 Roy owned and operated an automotive repair ...
Ricky Duane Smith, 61, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ricky Duane Smith, age 61, of Gainesville, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Mr. Smith was born in Broward Coun ...
Isaiah Swan, inf, Gainesville
Mr. Isaiah Swan, 6 months of Gainesville passed away on February 18, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017 in the chapel of Memorial Par ...
Patsy Crowe Bennett, 76, Gainesville
Patsy Crowe Bennett, 76 of Gainesville died Saturday February 18, 2017 at her residence. Born in Forsyth County, Mrs. Bennett had lived in Hall County for most of her life.  ...
Douglas A. Lykins, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Douglas A. Lykins, 74, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of Memo ...
Jessie Lee Milligan, 89, Gainesville
Jessie Lee Milligan age 89 of Gainesville passed away Saturday February 18, 2017 Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Cheryl Elaine Potts, 71, Gainesville
Cheryl Elaine Potts, age 71 of Gainesville, Ga. died February 18, 2017 at her  residence. Services will be announced. Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.

Jackson

Ann Archer, 64, Commerce
Ann Archer, age 64, of Nicholson died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Archer was born in Commerce to the late, J.D. and Mary Howington Yor ...

Lumpkin

Clifford Alvin Hosler Jr., born June 25, 1946 in New Castle, PA, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2017.  A loving, selfless, and gentle man, Cliff is a retired teac ...

Other

Robert James Stamey, 63, Canton
Robert James Stamey, age 63, of Canton, GA, passed away after an extended illness on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Ingram Funeral Home & Cremat ...

Stephens

Christopher Williams, 35, Toccoa
Funeral services for Christopher “Chris” Daniel Williams, age 35 of Toccoa will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  ...
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