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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 21st, 2017

Forsyth

Lisa Fenn, 54, Cumming
Lisa Fenn, 54, of Cumming passed away Friday, April 21, 2017.  A loving wife, mother, sister, and daughter, she never knew a stranger. Lisa’s gift was loving people and ...
  Kathleen L. Peterson died on April 21, 2017. She was a native of Massachusetts and a graduate of the Hickox School in Boston, Mass. She and her late husband, Donald, live ...

Habersham

RJ Norton, 84, Alto
RJ Norton, age 84, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017. Mr. Norton was born on December 28, 1932 in Hart County, Georgia to the late Ryder and Bell Howel ...

Hall

Edna White Barrett, 93, Murrayville
Funeral services  for, Edna White Barrett age 93 of Murrayville, Ga.  Services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday April 23, 2017 in Mount Zion Baptist Church #2. Interment wi ...
Walter McCline Holcomb, 88, Gainesville
Mr. Walter McCline Holcomb, 88 of Gainesville, Ga passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at his residence. Walter was born in Hall County August 5, 1928.  Walter joined the U ...
Nancy Julia McCarey, 69, Flowery Branch
Nancy Julia McCarey, 69 of Flowery Branch died Friday April 21, 2017 at her residence. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m.  until  noon  Friday April 25, 2017 ...
Aaron E. Whelchel, Jr., 92, Braselton
Mr. Aaron E. Whelchel, Jr., 92 of Braselton died Friday April 21, 2017. Mr. Whelchel was the son of the late Aaron E. Whelchel, Sr. and Cora Bell Spencer Whelchel.   H ...

Jackson

Wendell Grady Leach, 59, Braselton
Wendell Grady Leach, age 59, of Braselton passed away Friday, April 21, 2017.  Grady was a trainer with JB Hunt Trucking Company and was Driver of the Month. He  loved mo ...
Irene Muthe, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Irene Muthe, who passed away in Jefferson, GA on Friday, April 21, 2017. She was almost 72 and had been suffering from major health i ...
Linda Bolch Stovall, 75, Hoschton
Linda Bolch Stovall, age 75, of Hoschton passed away Friday, April 21, 2017.  Survivors include her son Robert G. Stovall and wife Sharon of Hiawassee; daughter Robin Swett of ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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