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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 30th, 2017

Dawson

Vivian Wynell Coker, 75, Dawsonville
Vivian Wynell Coker, age 75, of Dawsonville, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. She retired from Dawson County School System after ...

Forsyth

Cinda Jones, 59, Cumming
Cinda Jones 59, of Cumming, Ga passed away on March 30, 2017. Cinda was a paraprofessional and worked for the Forsyth County Board of Education for ten years. She was predece ...

Gwinnett

Douglas Everett Warren, 55, Sugar Hill
Douglas Everett Warren, 55, of Sugar Hill passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017.  He is preceded in death by his parent, Everett William and Essie Grace Higgins Warren. Surv ...
Troy Vernon Adams, 87, Buford
Mr. Troy Vernon Adams, age 87, of Buford, GA, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chape ...

Habersham

Jane Denton Tyler, 64, Turnerville
Jane Denton Tyler, age 64 of Turnerville, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Born in Clayton, Georgia on August 20, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Claris R ...

Hall

Manley Hoyt Jones, 94, Gainesville
Manley Hoyt Jones, age 94, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017.   Hoyt was born in Gainesville on December 26, 1922 to Manley C. and Levicie Jones.  He proudly served ...

Lumpkin

  Mary Belle Boston, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. She was a dedicated matriarch and strong independent woman who lived for her famil ...
Ronald Mason Benitez, 61, Dahlonega
Ronald Mason Benitez, age 61 of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017.  Mr. Benitez was born January 30, 1956 in Miami, FL to the late Armando J. and Joyce E. Beni ...

Stephens

Betty Troup Moore, 83, Toccoa
Mrs. Betty Troup Moore, age 83 of Walnut Street, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. A daughter 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