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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 1st, 2017

Forsyth

James Sandefur, 73, Cumming
James Sandefur, age 73, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Evansville Indiana, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017.  He is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Beverly Sandefur; ...
DIANNE MARIE DONAUDY was born at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami Florida. Her parents were Arthur Reinberger and Ann Marie McClure. Her childhood years were spent in Lake Harbor ...

Habersham

Norman Baker, 81, Demorest
Norman Baker, age 81 of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Born in Rabun County, Georgia on April 15, 1936, he was a son of the late Virgil Baker and Della Whitwor ...

Hall

Charles Clayton “Clay” Free, Jr., 32, of Gainesville passed away Thursday June 1, 2017. Born March 26, 1985 and raised in Dawsonville, Clay had been a resident of Ga ...
Angela Megan Gibson, 32, Murrayville
Angela Megan Gibson, age 32 of Murrayville, passed away June 1, 2017.                 Funeral services ...
Rose Marie Gorby, 76, Gainesville
Rose Marie Gorby, 76, of Gainesville, GA, passed on June 1st, 2017 due to complications after a medical procedure.   Rose Marie was born in Lowellville, OH to Joseph and ...
Delores Melissa Voyles, 69, Flowery Branch
Ms. Delores Melissa Voyles, 69, of Flowery Branch Georgia passed away on June 1, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, ...
Thelma Mae Hill Griffin, age 79 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, June 01, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born in Banks County, Georgia on September 3, 1937 ...

Jackson

Robert Richard Allen, 63, Commerce
Mr. Robert Richard Allen, age 63 of Commerce died Thursday June 1, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Allen was born in Germany to the late, Elliot and Olive Beacon Allen.  He w ...
Wesley Dwayne Usher, 56, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Wesley Dwayne Usher, age 56, of Jefferson, who entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 1, 2017, after an extended illness. Mr. Ush ...

Other

Siman Abramovich Churilov, 88 of Atlanta, GA  passed away on Thursday June 1, 2017. The family will receive friends on Friday June 2, 2017 from 12pm to 2pm at the McDonald ...
Robert (Bob) Lamar Snead, 86, Alpharetta
Robert (Bob) Lamar Snead was born at home on March 28, 1931 in Coushatta, Louisiana to Emmett Bunyan Snead and Etna Jane Jones Snead. He was the youngest of seven children and at a ...

Stephens

Carl B. Cramblett, 99, Toccoa
Mr. Carl B. Cramblett, age 99, of Toccoa, GA, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017.  Funeral services will be Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 4 P.M. at the Hillcrest Chapel of Acree- ...
Carl Boyd Cramblett, 99, Toccoa
Carl Boyd Cramblett age 99 of Toccoa passed away Thursday June 1, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur and Ivah Butler Cramblett, he was ...
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