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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 9th, 2017

Forsyth

Carolyn Juanita Rainey, 66, Cumming
Carolyn Juanita Rainey, age 66, of Cumming, GA, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Funeral services for  Mrs. Rainey will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 4:0 ...
Joseph Edward Ross, 49, Cumming
Joseph Edward Ross, 49, of Cumming passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Ross was an employee of Lockheed-Martin for 20 years. He loved baseball and was an av ...
Marion Shalit, 85, Cumming
Marion Shalit, 85 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday April 9, 2017. Burial will be at the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin, NJ on Thursday April 13, 2017. Condolences may be ...

Habersham

Judy Lee Wade, 61, Clarkesville
Judy Lee Wade, age 61, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 9, 2017, following a sudden illness. Ms. Wade was born on August 6, 1955, in Commerce, ...

Hall

Linda McCrindle McCaskill, 64, Murrayville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 13, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Linda McCrindle McCaskill, age 64, of Murrayville, Ga. The Rev. Charl ...
Robert Terrell McLain, 79, Oakwood
Mr. Robert Terrell McLain, 79, of Oakwood, GA passed away on Sunday, April 09, 2017 following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April ...
Rev. Truman Skaggs, 89, Gainesville
Rev. Truman Skaggs age 89 of Gainesville passed away Sunday April 9, 2017. Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. Friday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville
Rev. Truman Collier Skaggs, 89, Gainesville
Mission Accomplished! Rev. Truman Collier Skaggs age 89 of Gainesville went to be with the Lord on April 9, 2017, after an extended illness. He was born in Russellville, Kentucky, ...
Louise Standridge, 88, Clermont
Louise Standridge, age 88, of Clermont passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Standridge was born in Dawson County the daughter of the late Amle and Louella Whitmire Gran ...

Jackson

Margie Pressley Gaddis, 90, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Margie Pressley Gaddis, age 90 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Ga ...

Other

Robert Charles Gilstrap, 85, Powder Springs
Robert Charles Gilstrap, age 85, of Powder Springs, GA, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Robert was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1931, to the late Bill and Annie Mae Gilstrap ...

Union

Mary Florine Parker, 91, Suches
Mary Florine Parker, age 91, a lifelong resident of Suches, GA passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Florine was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for many years.  Sh ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs.Drucilla ‘Trudy”Abernathy, age 77 of Cleveland. Mrs Abernathy passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. Fune ...
Josie Dzikowski, 91, Cleveland
Josie Dzikowski age 90, of Sautee passed away Sunday April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Dzikowski was born September 25, 1926 in Augusta, GA to the late John Lester Ivey and Savannah Ive ...
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
NASCAR Modified legend Stefanik dies in plane crash
Mike Stefanik, one of two drivers in NASCAR history to win nine national series or touring championships, died Sunday in a small single-seat plane crash. He was 61.
Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70
Eddie Money, the husky-voiced, blue collar rock star known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight," has died at 70
Best-selling Southern author Anne Rivers Siddons dies at 83
Anne Rivers Siddons, a best-selling Southern author known for novels "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Peachtree Road" has died