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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 27th, 2017

Dawson

George English, 78, Dawsonville
George English, (Billy) age 78, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017. Billy was an Army veteran, a member of Masonic Lodge #235 in Alpharetta and the American Le ...
Mary Louise Primel, 64, Dawsonville
Mary Louise Primel, 64, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Seasons Hospice, Cumming, GA.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  C ...

Forsyth

Eric Grady Griffin, 48, Cumming
Eric Grady Griffin, 48, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Eric was of the Methodist faith and a member of Creekside United Methodist Church in Cumming, GA. Eric ...
Mary Louise Primel, 64, Cumming
Mary Louise Primel, age 64, a 38 year resident of Cumming, Georgia, passed away July 27th, 2017 after a courageous fight with cancer. Mary was born February 23, 1953 in Clevelan ...

Habersham

Faith Denese “Aunt Sacy” Long, age 59, of Mount Airy, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Thursday, July 27, 2017, after a short battle with cancer. Ms. Long was bo ...

Hall

James R. Maltbie, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. James R. Maltbie age 76 of Flowery Branch passed away on Thursday July 27, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday July 3 ...
James Bernard Sheffield, 52, Gainesville
James Bernard Sheffield age 52 of Gainesville, died Thursday July 27, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 pm July 30th in the Little Davenport Chapel, ...

Other

Deborah L. “Debbie” Lancaster, 50, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Thursday July 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Survivors include her fiancé, Gary D ...
Ruth Tribble Forrester, 89, Waleska
Mrs. Ruth Tribble Forrester age 89 of Waleska, Ga passed away on Thursday July 27, 2017 following an extended illness.           Funeral services are sc ...
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.