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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 10th, 2017

Forsyth

Lauren Garifalos Hintz, 39, Cumming
Lauren Garifalos Hintz, age 39, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on March 10, 2017. Lauren is survived by her husband Darin Hintz. She was preceded in death by her parents P ...
Charles William Chapman, Jr., 92, of Cumming, GA passed away at his residence on Friday, March 10, 2017.  He was a member of Castle Christian Church, Cumming, GA.  He ret ...

Habersham

Orlando Gonzalez-Lopez, age 38 of Alto, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Guanajuato on October 7, 1978, he was a s ...

Hall

Mary Lois Chambers, 78, Murrayville
Mary Lois Chambers age 78 of Murrayville, Ga. died March 10, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Monday March  13, 2017  at 2:00 p.m. in Strickland Funer ...
Eric Gregory Hall, 46, Gillsville
Mr. Eric Gregory Hall age 46 of Gillsville passed away on Friday March 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services are schedul ...
Annie Tanner Patterson, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie Tanner Patterson, 92, of Gainesville, died March 10, 2017.  Funeral Services will be held Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Little & Davenp ...

Jackson

Bobby Louis Archer, 85, Nicholson
Bobby Louis Archer, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Gentiva Hospice at ARMC.  Mr. Archer was born in Nicholson to the late Otha and Ruby Crawford ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Leonide Alfred (Buddy) Baarcke, Junior, 85, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on March 10, 2017 after a short illness.  Buddy graduated from Suwanee Military Academy in 1949, ...
Floyd Means Mattox, 62, Dahlonega
Floyd Means Mattox, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017. Bub always had his watch and radio with him at all times.  He is at peace and ready to g ...

Other

Marvin Dwight “Mr. P.” Padgett, age 78, of Jasper, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed gardening. He loved t ...

Stephens

Mary Jo Gray, 59, Toccoa
Martha Jo Gray, age 59, of Falls Road, Toccoa, Ga., passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Piedmont Hospital in Athens, Ga. A daughter of the late Charles and Sallie Mae Sewel ...
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