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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 5th, 2017

Forsyth

John S Padgett, 86, Cumming
John S Padgett, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. He loved working on cars and tractors. He was preceded in de ...

Habersham

William J. “Dub” Cotton, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Mr. Cotton was born on June 23, 1929, in Hartwell, Georgia; a son of ...

Hall

Daylan J. Bonilla, 6, Flowery Branch
Daylan J. Bonilla, age 6, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston Hospital. Funeral Services will be 3: ...
Peggy Sue Shope, 79, Gainesville
  Mrs. Peggy Sue Shope, age 79, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at Friendship Nursing Home in Cleveland following an extended illness. Private i ...
Gladys Mae Turner, 91, Gainesville
Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 8, 2017 at Alta Vista Cemetery for Gladys Mae Turner, age 91, of Gainesville. Rev. Brian Malcolm will officiate. The ...

Other

Steven Roberts, 44, Morganton
  Steven Roberts, age 44, of Morganton, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting.  Steven was a fighter ...

Rabun

Harry Wilmer Dickerson, 82, of Betty’s Creek Road, Rabun Gap, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his home. Born in the Wolffork community in 1934, he was the son of ...

White

Georgie Ruth Shelnut, 86, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Georgie Ruth Shelnut, age 87 of Cleveland. Ruth passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. A celebration of life fo ...
'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
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment