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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 6th, 2017

Dawson

Paul J. Sheehy, 75, Dawsonville
Paul J. Sheehy, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday April 6, 2017. Born August 23, 1941 in Independence, Missouri to the late Almer and Vivian Sheehy, he had lived in Dawson ...

Habersham

Regina Bacon Strait, 74, Clarkesville
Regina Bacon Strait, age 74 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA on June 29, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Laura P ...

Hall

Joyce Pandora Thomas, Gainesville
Homegoing Services for Mrs. Joyce Pandora Thomas of Gainesville, Georgia will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 , 11:00am @ Living Waters Outreach, Murrayville, Georgia.  Past ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Wharton Hollenback Sr., age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. Mr. Hollenback was born in Philadelph ...
Betty Childress, 86, Jefferson
Mrs. Betty Childress, age 86, of Jefferson passed away on Thursday April 6, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Graveside Services will be held on Monday ...

Stephens

Lois Simmons Childers, 91, Toccoa
Mrs. Lois Simmons Childers, age 91, of Childers Valley Drive, Toccoa, Ga., passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the home.  A daughter of the late Dewey and Beatrice Pimm ...
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