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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 19th, 2017

Forsyth

Mr. Richard Danforth “Dick” Hinkley, age 82, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. Dick was born in Greenfield, MA on May 1 ...
James D. (Jim) Garner,Sr., 85, of Cumming, formerly of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  Jim was a native of Marietta, graduating from Marietta High School ...

Gwinnett

Valla Jo Clifton, 89, Dacula
Valla Jo Clifton, age 89, of Dacula, GA, died Tuesday, July 19, 2017. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Dr. Matthe ...
James E. McCoy, 75, Buford
James E. McCoy passed away on July 19, 2017 .  He was 75.  He is survived by his wife, Jean Terrell McCoy, daughter, Susan M. McCorkle and husband Skip; granddaughters, K ...
Keith Bennett, 57, Buford
Keith Bennett, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew David Bennett; grandparents, Jonce and Clara Bell Pruitt ...
Myrtle “Granny” Garner, 75, of Auburn, GA passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born September 17, 1941 to the ...

Hall

William John Bender, Jr, 68, Flowery Branch
Mr. William John Bender, Jr., age 68, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Satu ...
Ruby Lee Jordan, 91, Gainesville
Ruby Lee Jordan, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Morningside of Gainesville. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm i ...

Jackson

Faye Roberts Chatham, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Faye Roberts Chatham, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on July 19, 2017. Mrs. Chatham was born in Carnesville, Georgia, a daught ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Ann “Marty” Benson Cooper, age 75 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  Mrs. ...
George Rufus Duffell, 83, Jefferson
George Rufus Duffell, age 83 of Jefferson, GA passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017.   Born in Comer, GA on February 24, 1934, Mr. Duffell was the son of the late Horace ...
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.