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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 4th, 2017

Forsyth

Bryan Anthony Cloud, 55, Cumming
Bryan Anthony Cloud, age 55, of Cumming passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Bryan was Operations Manager for Veolia Water.  He loved music; singing, playing guitar, ...
Jimmy Lee Thompson, 74, Cumming
Jimmy Lee Thompson, 74 of Cumming, GA passed away on February 4, 2017. He was born on February 13, 1942 in Douglasville, GA, the son of Raymond Howard Thompson and Imogene Jessi ...
Lula Townsend, 79, Cumming
Lula Townsend, 79, of Cumming passed away Saturday February 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born March 4, 1937 to the late Ro ...

Gwinnett

Lorraine Marie Taylor, 88, Hoschton
Lorraine Marie Taylor, age 88 of Hoschton, GA, died Saturday, February 4, 2017. No Services are planned at this time.  The Family request memorial contributions to Lewy Body D ...

Habersham

Roxana Barrett Black, 63, Cornelia
ROXANA  BARRETT BLACK , age 63 of Cornelia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 04, 2017 at her residence.    Born in Topeka, Kansas, she was a ...
Nellie Inez Elrod Kimsey, 101, Clarkesville
Nellie Inez Elrod Kimsey, age 101 of Clarkesville passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Born in Habersham County on January 13, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Ja ...

Hall

Grady Lamar Crook, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Grady Lamar Crook, 81, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 following a brief illness. A Memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February ...
Goldie Williams, 88, Athens, formerly of Gainesville
Goldie Williams age 88 of Athens,  GA formerly of Gainesville, GA  died February 4, 2017.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM at ...

Jackson

John Wesley Shook, 60, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Wesley Shook, age 60, of Commerce, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Mr. Shook was born October 16, 195 ...

White

William Henry Peters, 85, Sautee
William “Bill” Henry Peters, age 85 of Sautee, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Mr. Peters was born February 17, 1931 in Wallington, NJ to the late Henr ...
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