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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 28th, 2017

Forsyth

Thomas Roy Fortson, 70, Cumming
Thomas Roy Fortson, age 70, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Roy was a Marine Veteran who loved his daughter and grandchildren. He enjoyed watching his granddaugh ...

Gwinnett

Livia Simonca, 84, Norcross
Livia Simonca, age 84, of Norcross, GA passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Simonca; and son, Othaniel Simonca. She is survived by h ...

Hall

Cecil Clark, 78, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday July 29, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Cecil H. Clark, age 78 of Gainesville. The Rev. David Ash will officiate ...
Martha Townley Talley, 75, Gainesville
Martha Townley Talley, 75 of Gainesville died Friday July 28, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Lit ...
Martha Townley Talley, 75, Gainesville
Martha Townley Talley, age 75, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. Martha was a lifelong resident of Hall County.   She was a district manager for Olan ...
Kelly Westmorland, 55, Gainesville
Kelly Westmorland, 55 of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Kelly was a lifelong resident of Gainesville.   He owned his own construction and grading business, wo ...

Jackson

Hilda White Gee Pruitt, 92, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hilda White Gee Pruitt, age 92 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 28, 2017.  Mrs. Pruitt was born in May ...
Thomas 'T.J.' Moses, 60, Commerce
Thomas “T.J.” Moses, Jr., 60, of Commerce passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, ...

Stephens

Mr. Calvin Edward Cantrell age 78 of Queen Street, Toccoa passed away Friday July 28, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Harley Lee and Mary Elizabeth Ivester Cantrell, He ...

White

Francis Manley Brafford, 69, Sautee Nachoochee
Francis Manley Brafford age 69, of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Friday July 28, 2017.  Mr. Brafford was born February 1, 1948 in Fayetteville, NC to the late Paul Wesley Br ...
Bernice Isenecker, 80, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Bernice Isenecker, age 80 of Helen. Mrs. Isenecker passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incom ...
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.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86