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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 20th, 2017

Forsyth

Enoch Emmon Morrow, 95, Cumming
Enoch Emmon Morrow, age 95, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. He was born in Violet, NC and a graduate of Murphy High School in Murphy, NC. After high school, he ...

Gwinnett

Robert "Bob" McNeely, 83, Duluth
Robert “Bob” McNeely, 83, peacefully passed away from cancer in the early morning of July 20, 2017.  Bob is survived by his son and daughter in law, Troy and Teres ...
Barbara Ann Banks Varnadoe, 82, Lawrenceville
Barbara Ann Banks Varnadoe, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017. She is survived by her children, Gina and Mark Mancincelli, Sugar Hill, GA, Cindy G ...

Hall

Lisa Ann Castleberry, 52, Gainesville
Miss Lisa Ann Castleberry, age 52, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday July 20, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Lisa was born on January 27, 19 ...
Margaret Alice Richards Owens, 88, moved on to Glory by the Lord’s Gracious Hand on July 20, 2017, at Willowbrooke Court in Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, GA.  Mar ...

Jackson

Mildred Estes Mattingly, 92, Commerce
Mildred Estes Mattingly, age 92 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017.   Born in Apple Valley, GA on July 01, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Guy Tho ...
Chad Hix, 36, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Chad Hix, age 36 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, July 20, 2017.  Mr. Hix was born in Athens, Georgia the so ...
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.