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Local Obits for Fri. May 5th, 2017

Banks

Carl Jacob Hiller, 76, Commerce
Mr. Carl Jacob Hiller, age 76 of Commerce died Friday May 5, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Hiller was born in Lebanon Township, PA to the late, Elwin and Loretta Cook Hiller. Mr. Hill ...

Forsyth

Willie Eugene (Gene) Roper, age 76, of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017. He was of the Holiness Faith and a member of Lighthouse for Jesus Church. He was inducted into the ...

Habersham

Denis Joseph Van Orman, Jr., 46, of Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Altoona, Pennsylvania, passed away on May 5th, 2017.  Born in Altoona, PA on July 16th, 1970, he was the ...

Hall

Shirley Ann Clark Knight, 54, Gainesville
Shirley Ann Clark-Knight known to most as (Auntie)was born in Winder, GA May 21, 1960 to the late Howard Watson Jr and Christine Pope.  As an infant she was moved to Gainesvil ...
James Edward Randolph, age 70, affectionately known as "Papoose" was born April 16, 1947 to the late Mr. Willie Gene Randolph and Dora Randolph. He departed this life Fri ...

Jackson

Jimmie Ray Jacobs, Sr., 81, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of Mr. Jimmie Ray Jacobs, Sr., age 81 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, May 5, 2017.  Mr. Jacobs was born in Plano, Te ...

Lumpkin

Ruth Naomi Dingus, 87, Dahlonega, formerly of Kingsport, TN
Ruth Naomi Dingus age 87 of Dahlonega; formally of Kingsport TN passed away peacefully on May 5, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  Ruth was born on June 11th, 1929 in Sne ...
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