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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 14th, 2017

Forsyth

Sara Jane (Lally) Purcell, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Judge B. B. Robertson and Ann Robertson; brother, Jame ...
Katherine Irene Ehle, 74, Cumming
Katherine Irene Ehle, age 74, of Cumming, GA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at her residence. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She ...
Charles Alfred Pregler, 85, Cumming
Charles Alfred Pregler, age 85, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Lynn Pregler of Cumming; Memorial services will be on held on Sat ...

Habersham

Larry Lee Autry, 62, Baldwin
Larry Lee Autry, age 62 of Baldwin, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 following a brief illness. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on April 9, 1954 he was the son of the la ...
Bernard Lee Jessee, 77, Demorest
Bernard Lee Jessee, 77, of Demorest, GA, passed from this life on March 14, 2017.  He was born November 23, 1939 in St. Charles, Virginia.  He was a retiree of General Mo ...

Hall

Oakleigh Mae McKinney, inf, Gainesville
Oakleigh Mae McKinney of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday March 14, 2017. She was born on July 5, 2016, the daughter of Jacob and Crystal McKinney who both survive her. ...

Other

Joan Chambers Bottoms, 82, Marietta
Joan Chambers Bottoms, age 82, of Marietta, GA, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2017. She was a retiree of Lockheed- Martin Aircraft in Marietta and was of the Methodist faith. ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mindy Marietta Holbrooks, age 67 of 104A Prather Park Apartments, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. A daughter ...
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