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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 12th, 2017

Forsyth

Kaj Larsen, 69, Cumming
  Kaj Larsen, 69 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday March 12, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.c ...

Habersham

Nadine Alexander Childs, 82, Clarkesville
Nadine Alexander Childs, age 82 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Born in the Chicopee Community of Hall County, Georgia on Octob ...

Hall

Mr. Alan William “Bill” Sommerfield, II, age 61, of Flowery Branch passed away March 12, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Funeral Services will ...
Rosalba Cruz Pichardo, 44, Gainesville
Mrs. Rosalba Cruz Pichardo, 44, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p .m. Monday, ...

Jackson

Lucille Hughey Cooper, 79, Jefferson
Mrs. Lucille Hughey Cooper entered eternal rest on March 12, 2017 after a brief illness.  She was born May 8, 1937 in Jackson County Georgia to the late Rev. V.S. (Vasco, Sr.) ...

Lumpkin

Mary Ann Aycock, 66, Dahlonega
Mary Ann Aycock, 66, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday March 12, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born August 3, 1950 in Hall County to the late Percy ...

Other

Eleni Pantazopoulos Jordan, 61, of Atlanta, GA  passed away Saturday, March 12, 2017. She was born in Athens, Greece on January 28th, 1956. Eleni was a loving mother, siste ...

Stephens

Marty Alan Crumpton, 24, Toccoa
Mr. Marty Alan Crumpton, age 24 entered heaven on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of Phil and Louise Smith Crumpton, he was born August 28, 1992 in ...

White

Mr. William Garrison “Kerosene” Meaders, 86, of Cleveland, GA passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his residence. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a .m. Wedn ...
Herman Jeffery Roper age 61 of Helen, passed away Sunday March 12, 2017 at his residence.  Mr.  Roper was born August 14, 1955 in Demorest to Barbara Adams Roper and t ...
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