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Local Obits for Sun. May 7th, 2017

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Robert Brandon Gloss, 27, Winder
  Robert Brandon Gloss, age 27, of Winder, GA passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017. He is survived by his wife of two years, Chellye Gunter Gloss, Winder, GA; children, Isabella ...

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Jimmy Stephens Lowman, 57, Dawsonville
Jimmy Stephens Lowman, age 57 of Dawsonville, passed away on May 7, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents Austin and Beatrice Carter Lowman, and nephew Timothy Lowman. He is ...
Jessie Randall Kittrell, 66, Dawsonville
Jessie Randall Kittrell, 66 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Sunday May 7, 2017 at the Gwinnett Medical Center in Larenceville. He was born at Fort Benning, GA on June 21, 1950 ...

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Ruth Beatrice Smith, 99, Cumming
Ruth Beatrice Smith, age 99, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017. She was a member of Settendown Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. She is preceded in death by her husba ...

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Pauline Brock Brown, 83, Mt. Airy
Pauline Brock Brown, age 83 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 07, 2017. Born in the Hollingsworth Community of Banks County, Georgia on November 11, 1933, she was ...

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Patricia Ogletree, 65, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Patricia Ogletree, 65, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thu ...
Rebecca Dianne Jones Arroway, 44, Gainesville
Mrs. Rebecca Dianne Jones Arroway, 44, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at her residence.   Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Frid ...
Mrs. Thelma Christena Ammons Baker, 99, of Gainesville, passed away   Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.         ...
Ruth Haynes Murff Hamrick, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruth Haynes Murff Hamrick, 90, of Gainesville GA died Sunday, May 7, 2017 at her residence. Ruth was the daughter of the late Pierce Newton and Caroline Johnson Haynes.&nbs ...
Lois E. “Memi” Whitt, 76, Flowery Branch
Ms. Lois E. “Memi” Whitt, age 76, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, with her family. Memoria ...

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Mr. William Edward Addiss, Jr., age 80 of 38 Hillcrest Drive, Toccoa passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late William Edward Addiss, Sr. and Dorothea ...
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