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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 9th, 2017

Forsyth

Dian Dane Chasteen, 78, Cumming
Dian Dane Chasteen, age 78, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Dian was a strong person and a survivor of several different kinds of cancer. She will always be ...
Wayne Hunter, 78, Cumming
Wayne Hunter, age 78, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. He served in the United States Army and had served as a police officer in Sacramento, CA for 29 years. He gre ...

Gwinnett

James Leonard Bennett, 81, Buford
James Leonard Bennett, age 81, of Buford, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was a member of Island Ford Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and ...
Promise Manuel, inf, Buford
Infant Promise Manuel, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. She is survived by her parents, Antonio Hammon and Chryshunda Manuel; siblings, Hailey Manuel, Bailey M ...

Habersham

Dorothy C. Hames, 84, Demorest
Dorothy C. Hames, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Mrs. Hames was born on April 9, 1932, in Maysville, Georgia; a daughter of the late C.S. ...

Hall

David Norman Lee Puckett, 54 of Oakwood, GA passed Thursday, March 9, 2017.    Little& Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Ga ...
Rev. Dennis Clifford Roper, 89, Gainesville
Rev. Dennis Clifford Roper, 89, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on March 9, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on ...

Jackson

Charles Walter Boone, 79, Hoschton
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Walter Boone, age 79 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, March 9, 2017.  Mr. Boone was born in ...

Lumpkin

Christine Opal Grizzle, 78, Dahlonega
Christine Opal Grizzle, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was a loving mother, grandmother and wife.  She also loved being outside, looki ...
Charles Lindbergh Whelchel, 89, of Dahlonega passed away March 9th of 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.  With the passing of Lindbergh Whelchel, the Dahlonega area ha ...

Stephens

Carolyn Faye Pless Brown, 73, Eastanollee
Mrs. Carolyn Faye Pless Brown age 73, of 233 Apache Drive, Eastanollee passed away Thursday March 9, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late Rev. ...
Anne Skelton Patrick, 81, Toccoa
Mrs. Anne Skelton Patrick, age 81, of Leila Street, Seneca, S.C., passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.   A daughter of the late James ...
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