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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 8th, 2017

Banks

Mrs. Marguerite Hovis Hill, age 90, of Homer, GA died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Hill was born in Decatur, AL to the late John Riley and Cordi ...

Gwinnett

Annette Roberson Henderson, age 88 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, April 8, 2017 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Hamilto ...

Hall

Elizabeth Edge Freeman, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Elizabeth Edge Freeman, age 77, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday April 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.       &nb ...
Robert Clay Hamilton, 85, Gillsville
Mr. Robert Clay Hamilton, 85, of Gillsville, GA passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his residence.           Graveside Services will be held on Sunda ...

Jackson

Jeanne Pruitt King, 72, Hoschton
Jeanne Pruitt King, age 72, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Th ...

Other

Howard Allen Emsley, Jr., 76, passed peacefully on April 8th, in the presence of his loving family at home after his valiant battle with cancer.  He leaves his wife of 37 year ...

Rabun

Emily Faith Thompson, 6, Clayton
Emily Faith Thompson, age 6, of Clayton, passed away April 8, 2017. She was born January 22, 2011 the daughter of Lisa Reichenbach Thompson and Jim Thompson. In addition to her ...
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