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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 24th, 2017

Forsyth

Michael Wayne Evans, 57, Cumming
Mr. Michael Wayne Evans, 57, of Cumming, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           A memo ...
Brenda Joyce Hyames, 77, Cumming
Brenda Joyce Hyames, 77, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton, GA.  She was an avid Gardener and loved bird w ...
Hazel R. Pruitt, 80, Cumming
Hazel R. Pruitt, age 80, a native of Cumming, GA, a long-time resident of Dawsonville, GA, and current resident of Tignall, GA, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017, in her hom ...

Habersham

Robin Denise Garrish, 56, Clarkesville
Robin Denise Garrish, age 56 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. Born in Jackson County on December 12, 1960, she was a daughter of the late Franklin Eugene ...

Hall

Mrs. Jimmie Christine Gassaway Davis, 93 wife of T. Richard Davis, passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Friday, February 24, 2017. A celebration of life ...
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