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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 18th, 2017

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Glenda Eileen Stone, 88, Cumming
Glenda Eileen Stone, 88 of Cumming GA passed away on Saturday March 18, 2017. Services will be held in Paducah, KY at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdona ...

Hall

Lamar Benjamin Bagwell, 87, Oakwood
Mr. Lamar Benjamin Bagwell, 87, of Oakwood, GA, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville surrounded by his family. Funeral Se ...
William Owen Culpepper, 68, Clermont
William “Bill” Owen Culpepper, age 68, died Saturday, March 18 at his home in Clermont, Georgia.  Mr. Culpepper is survived by his wife, Ann, daughter and son-in-l ...
Frank A. Gordon, 79, Gillsville
Frank A. Gordon, age 79 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. Born in Walton County on February 1, 1938, he was a son of the late A. F. Gordon and Drucilla Garris ...
Lois Helen Hulce, 87, Gainesville
Lois Helen Hulce, 87, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 18, 2017 following a brief illness.          Funeral Services are incomplete and will ...
Barbara Ann McDonald, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Barbara Ann McDonald, age 77, of Gainesville passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Mo ...

Jackson

William Robert Weaver, 87, Dahlonega
Chief Warrant Officer 4 (U.S. Army, Retired) William Robert Weaver, age 87, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. William served 32 ½ years in the Uni ...
Ray Pendley, 85, Talmo
Ray Pendley , 85 , of Talmo, Ga. passed away Saturday March 18,2017. Funeral 11:00 am Tuesday Wards Funeral Home Chapel. Wards Funeral Home 758 Main Street Gainesville in charge ...

Lumpkin

Reba Hunsinger, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Reba Hunsinger, age 85, of  Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Seasons Hospice in Cumming, GA. Reba was born in Oconee County, SC June 25, 1931. Sh ...

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John R. Hennings, 73, Alpharetta
John R. Hennings, age 73, of Alpharetta GA, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, after a 5 month battle with several illnesses.  John was born in Tarrytown, NY, to John M. He ...

Stephens

Susie Zeches, 53, Toccoa
Susie Zeches, wife to her beloved husband, Jon, mom to her treasured boys, Clayton and Jonathan, and caring nurse of many, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Mar ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.