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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 16th, 2017

Banks

Karen Rogers Gilstrap, 65, of Lula passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Born in Toccoa, Georgia on June 1, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Sam & Gladys Hogan Rogers ...

Forsyth

Willene Smallwood, 74, Cumming
Willene Smallwood, 74, of Cumming passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Willene was a beautiful, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was full of life and a devoted Chri ...

Habersham

Susan Tressie Lomax, age 66, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Ms. Lomax was born on January 25, 1951, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Mary Payne Lomax of T ...
Annie Lou Kinsey Tatum, 83, Demorest
Annie Lou Kinsey Tatum, age 83 of Demorest passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Born in White County on May 27, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Georgia Freema ...

Hall

Darrel Michael Chisolm, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Darrel Michael Chisolm age 68 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday March 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral mass will be ...
Colonel D. Fleming, 72, Gainesville
Colonel D. Fleming was born May 15, 1944 in Wilkes County (Elberton) Georgia. He was born to the parents of Willie and Annie Lee Fleming who preceded him in death. He moved to Gain ...
Roger Lee Gravitt Sr, 71, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 19, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Roger Lee Gravitt Sr., age 71 of Gainesville. Dr. Mike Williams will offi ...
Helen Turk McDonald, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Helen Turk McDonald, 86 of Gainesville died Thursday March 16, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs.  McDonal ...
Johnny Patterson, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Johnny Patterson, 72, of Gainesville, died March 16, 2017.    Funeral Services will be held Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Little & Daven ...
Tommy J. Phillips, 94, Gainesville
Tommy J. Phillips, 94, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday March 16 after a brief period of declining health.  Tommy was born on July 13, 1922 in Dacula, Georgia to the late ...

Lumpkin

A. Winston Blumberg, 76, Dahlonega
A. Winston Blumberg, 76, of Dahlonega, passed away March 16, 2017 from a brief illness. Born February 17, 1941 in Columbia, SC to the late Dr. and Mrs. Max Blumberg, he moved ...

Stephens

Mr. William Franklin “Frank” Lowery, age 73, of DeFoor Road, Toccoa, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. The son of the ...
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