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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 9th, 2017

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Hannah Stewart Rice, 79, Statham
 Hannah Stewart Rice, age 79 of Statham, passed away Friday, June 09, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.  At the request of the family, they will hav ...
Ellis "Cat" Wallace Jones, age 64, of Winder passed away Friday, June 9, 2017.  Mr. Wallace was a hunter, fisherman and loved to live off the land.  He lov ...

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David P. “Butch” Cane, 57, Dawsonville
David P. “Butch” Cane, 57, of Dawsonville passed away Friday June 9, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Born August 29, 1959 in Norwich, New York t ...

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  James W. “Jim” McKnight, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, James Timothy McKnight; and parents, Har ...
Jason Daniel West, 35, Buford
  Jason Daniel West, age 35, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J. D. and Mattie Lou West and Salvatore and Na ...

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Melanie Gay Wallace, 55, Gainesville
Melanie G. Wallace, 55 of Gainesville passed away  Friday June 9, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in 1962 in San Antonio, Texas, she was a 1980 grad ...
Jackie Frankum, 75, Gainesville
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday June 16, 2017 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel for Jackie Frankum. Dr. Tom Smiley of Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesvi ...
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
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.