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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 6th, 2017

Forsyth

Linda Leeann Sbragia-Leonhardt, age 69, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017.  She loved gardening, singing and quilting. Linda was a very happy person, never met ...
Jack Shirley, 61, Cumming
Jack Shirley, 61, of Cumming passed away suddenly Thursday, July 6, 2017.  A loving husband, father, son, proud grandfather, and brother, Jack enjoyed helping others.  He ...

Habersham

Preston B. Thompson, 90, Demorest
Preston B. Thompson, age 90 of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Fredericksburg, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Tazewell Count ...

Hall

Grady Richardson, Jr., Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mr. Grady Richardson, Jr. of Gainesville, Georgia will be held Saturday, June 10,2017, 1:00PM  at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit St S ...
Lois Standridge, 88, Lula
Lois Standridge, 88, of Lula GA passed away on Tuesday June 6th following an extended illness. She was born to the late Dennis and Leola Hulsey. She was a dedicated member of Bethl ...
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