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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 10th, 2017

Dawson

Anita Faith Jones, 47, Dawsonville
Anita Faith Jones, 47, of Dawsonville passed away Monday July 10, 2017. Born March 12, 1970 in Kennett, Missouri, she had lived in Dawson County for the past 16 years having mov ...

Gwinnett

Loretta Ann (Denton) Toomey, 77 passed away on July 10, 2017, after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Loretta is a resident of Buford, GA, formally of Atlan ...
Hazel D. Bryant, 81, Sugar Hill
Hazel D. Bryant, age 81, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of sixty-one years, Kenneth Bryant; She’s being ...
William Larry McCord, 81, Lawrenceville
Mr. William Larry McCord, age 81, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 under the care of Providence Hospice. He is survived by his first wife, Peggy Thomas McCord ...
Sheila Bell Seabolt Wilkerson, age 48, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ethel Hall and John Bradford, and Estella Pep ...

Hall

Rebecca Joan Mills, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Rebecca Joan Mills, age 87, formerly of Kent, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Vitas Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. A memorial service will be held on July 14, 2017 a ...
Mary Sue Sheffield, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Sue Sheffield age 78 of Gainesville passed away on Monday July 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.  Funeral services are sche ...
Arthur Swenson, 89, Gainesville
Arthur Swenson, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief period of health decline.      ...

Jackson

Annie Priscilla McClure, 81, Jefferson
Annie Priscilla McClure, age 81, of Jefferson passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0699.

Lumpkin

 Fernando Luis Muñoz Rodriguez, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral service ...
Billy Ray Hudson, 74, Dahlonega
Billy Ray Hudson, age 74, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017. Billy was the son of the late Otwell and Irene Wright Hudson.  He is also preceded in death ...
Floyd S. Lawrence, 31, Dahlonega
FUNERAL SERVICES ARE SCHEDULED  FOR 10 A.M. SATURDAY JULY 22, 2017 AT 10:00 A.M. AT WARD’S FUNERAL HOME FOR FLOYD SAMUEL LAWRENCE, 31 OF DAHLONEGA. THE REV. JAMES S ...

Other

Elizabeth (Beth) Blair Telford Long, age 69, passed away in Griffin, GA on Monday, July 10, 2017. Born on June 28, 1948, in Habersham County, she was the daughter of the late Georg ...

White

Peter G. Bayliff, 63, Helen
Peter G.Bayliff, age 63 of Helen, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. Pete wasborn May 24, 1954 in Ferndale, MI. Pete was known by many as “The Rock Man”, he created ...
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.