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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 19th, 2017

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Deborah (Debby) Little Dean, 63, Flowery Branch
Deborah (Debby) Little Dean, 63, of Flowery Branch, GA. Passed away April 19, 2017 at Atlanta Northside Hospital. Debby was born December 24, 1953 in Winder, Barrow Co., GA. ...
Dorsey Wilbanks, 89, Gainesville
Isaac Dorsey Wilbanks passed away on Wednesday, April 19th. He was born to William Paris Wilbanks and Laura Jenkins Wilbanks on April 22, 1927 in Lakemont, Georgia.  H ...

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Carl David Bowen, 63, Fort Gay, WV
Carl David Bowen, age 63 of Fort Gay, WV passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017.   Mr. Bowen was the son of the late Charles Lewis and Jesse Price Bowen. He was of the Ba ...
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