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Local Obits for Sat. May 27th, 2017

Banks

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Ann Ledford Hogan, age 69 of Homer, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Mrs. Hogan was born in Talmo, Ge ...

Habersham

Hendrix Lee Benfield, inf, Clarkesville
  Hendrix Lee Benfield, infant son of Jesse Lee Benfield & Amberly White Benfield of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be in the arms of Jesus on Saturday, May 27, 201 ...
Inez Moore McGahee, 88, Clarkesville
Inez Moore McGahee, age 88 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Born in Habersham County on May 23, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Virgil James Moore a ...

Hall

Gene Brooks, 87, Gainesville
Gene Brooks, 87, passed away to his heavenly home on May 27, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA after suffering a stroke.  Gene was born in Columb ...
Dr. George Croom Johnson, 69, Gainesville
Dr. George Croom Johnson age 69 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday May 27, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Private Memorial services are scheduled for a later dat ...
Rev. Benjamin Brooks, 87, Gainesville
Rev. Benjamin “Gene” Brooks, age 87, of Gainesville, passed away on May 27, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the c ...
Lucille Allison Brookshire, 86, Gainesville
Lucille Allison Brookshire, age 86, of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, after a sudden illness.   Mrs. ...

Jackson

Jeune Wilson Blackmon, 82, Commerce
Jeune Wilson Blackmon, age 82, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Southern Pines Assisted Living.   Born in Commerce, she was the daughter of the late W.B. (Dub) & ...

Other

Brandon Dean LeBlanc, 39, Acworth
Brandon Dean LeBlanc, 39 of Acworth, GA passed away on Saturday May 27, 2017. The family will receive friends on Saturday June 3, 2017 from 10am to 2pm at McDonald and Son Funer ...
  Cordelia Elizabeth “Bettie” McLemore passed away on May 27, 2017.  A native of Statesboro, Georgia, she was a long-time resident of Sandy Springs and was ...

Stephens

Miss Rosamond Ellen Anderson, age 88, of Cawthon Road in Toccoa passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin, Georgia.  A daughter of the late ...
'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
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
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.