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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 29th, 2017

Dawson

Gloria Chester, 77, Dawsonville
Gloria Chester, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 29, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born November 23, 1939 in Gilmer County to the la ...

Forsyth

Martha Euel Bagwell, 78, Cumming
Martha Euel Bagwell, 78, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Martha was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Martha was a life-long resident of Forsyth County ...

Hall

Jerry Evans, 76, Gainesville
Mr. Jerry Evans, age 76, of Gainesville went to be with our Lord and Savior, Saturday, April 29, 2017, following an extended illness. Jerry was born and raised in Forsyth Count ...
Esperanza Hinestroza de Zapata, age 70, of Oakwood, GA passed away Saturday April 29, 2017. Esperanza is survived by her daughters Dora Zapata, Libia Esperanza Zapata, Ana Zapat ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Sarah Frances Barnes Nabors, age 84, of Dahlonega passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial Services will be held on ...
Alphine Gorman, 91, Dahlonega
Alphine Gorman, 91, left here to go to her Heavenly home on April 29, 2017.  Born to Roscoe and Nolia Turner, she was a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, a ...

Other

Bobby Gerald Evans, Sr, 54, Conyers
Bobby Gerald Evans, Sr., age 54, of Conyers passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel w ...

Stephens

Mrs. Charlotte Hembree Wilmot, age 89, of Toccoa, Ga., passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.    The daughter of the late Jasper and Bertie El ...

White

Frantie Lavada Dorsey, 77, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Frantie Lavada Dorsey, age 77 of Cleveland. Lavada passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. Funeral services are sche ...
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