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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 24th, 2017

Forsyth

Vicky Lynn Duran, 53, Cumming
Vicky Lynn Duran, 53, of Cumming passed away Friday, June 23, 2017. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Vicky put her family first and was a God-fearing woman wh ...
Matthew Neal Gibby, 58, Cumming
Matthew Neal Gibby Sr. 58 of Cumming, Ga died on June 24, 2017. Memorial services were held on June 26, 2017. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangem ...
Willene Stamey Terrazas, age 80, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. Willene was raised in Clarkesville, Georgia and was a Graduate of Habersham High School where she ...

Gwinnett

Amalia Le’mert, 85, Lawrenceville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of  Ms. Amalia Le’mert, age 85 of Lawrenceville, Georgia entered into rest Saturday, June 24, 2017.  Ms. Le’mert was bo ...

Habersham

Lavada English Warren, 77, Demorest
Lavada English Warren, age 77, of Demorest, passed away on June 22, 2017 at home following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, GA, on May 24, 1940, she attended North ...

Hall

Vickie Lynn Kelley, 63, Gainesville
Mrs. Vickie Lynn Kelley, 63, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. A Memorial service will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017 in the chapel of Memorial ...
Wendell Kinsey, 76, Gainesville
Wendell Kinsey age 76 of Gainesville passed away Saturday June 24, 2017.   Mr. Kinsey was born February 28, 1941 in Gainesville, GA to the late Willis H.& Annie Yan ...
David Barron Simpson, 77, Oakwood
Mr. David Barron Simpson, 77, of Oakwood, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held in Lancaster, CA. Mr. Simpson was born o ...

Jackson

Lloyd Ronald Looney, 79, Nicholson
Mr.  Lloyd Ronald Looney, age 79, of Nicholson died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Gentiva Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mr. Looney was born to the late, Louise Dilla ...

Stephens

Betty Karen Payne, 58, Taccoa
Mrs. Betty Karen Payne, age 58, of 8 Ramey Terrace in Toccoa passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at her home.  The daughter of the late Frank C. and Nell Smith Payne, she w ...

White

Jimmy Lane Standridge, 60, Cleveland
Mr. Jimmy Lane Standridge, 60, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Memo ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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