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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 27th, 2017

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Pamela Darlene Watkins, age 55, of Winder passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 4:00 pm Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. In ...

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James Stanley Baggett, 89, Cumming
James Stanley Baggett, 89 of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday April 27, 2017. He was born on August 20, 1927 in Clarkesville, TN the son of Carney and Ruby Bowler Baggett who ...
Maria Elena Vinci, 71, Cumming
Maria Elena Vinci, 71, of Cumming passed away suddenly Thursday, April 27, 2017.  Maria was a beautiful lady that lived life to the fullest.  She loved her family and enj ...

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Lois Loudermilk Keller, 81, Mt. Airy
Lois Loudermilk Keller, age 81, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Mrs. Keller was born on July 15, 1935 in Mt. Airy, Georgia to the late Dewey a ...

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Bobby Clifton Janes, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Bobby Clifton Janes, 79, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, A ...
Mrs. Clarace Parker Smith Young, age 93, of Hall County, passed away Thursday April 27, 2017 peacefully, after a brief-hospitalization. She was born Clarace Elizabeth Parker on Mar ...

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Kenneth T. Heegeman, 69, Hoschton
Mr. Kenneth T. Heegeman, age 69, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Mr. Heegeman was born October 20, 1947 in ...

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Barbara Stack Brundage, age 82, of Tiger, Georgia, passed away on April 27, 2017. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and more. Her whole life was her family and frie ...
Dave Joseph Reeves, 42, Royston
Dave Joseph Reeves, age 42, of Royston, GA (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Dave was of the Baptist faith, a Christian and loved the Lord.&nb ...
Winnie Mae Yearwood Wilson, 84, Dallas, Ga.
Mrs. Winnie Mae Yearwood Wilson, age 84, of Dallas, GA passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Aspen Village in Dallas. A daughter of the late David Paul and Elizabeth Rider ...
Cassandra Faye Andrews, 55, Sandy Springs
Cassandra Faye Andrews, 55 of Sandy Springs, GA passed away on Thursday April 27, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdona ...
Larry Ray Henson, 65, Roswell
  Larry Ray Henson, 65 of Roswell, GA passed away on Thursday April 27, 2017. He was born in Greenville, SC on November 2, 1951 the son of Leonard and Sendy Elizabeth Hu ...
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