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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 6th, 2017

Forsyth

Patricia D. Hardy, known to family and friends as Tish, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Northside Hospital in Cumming, Georgia after a courageous battle against ...

Habersham

Chapella Lee Murphy Ferguson, age 77 of the Pea Ridge Community, Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 06, 2017. Born in Cornelia, Georgia on December 21, 1939, she wa ...
Rolly B. Burton, 80, Cleveland
Rolly B. Burton, age 80, of Cleveland, formerly of Habersham County, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017. Rolly was born in Clarkesville to the late D.L. Burton and Ophelia Sisk ...
Sarah Gillespie Fenner, 93, Demorest
Sarah Gillespie Fenner, age 93, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017.   Mrs. Fenner was born on November 15, 1923, in Helen, Georgia; a daughter of th ...

Stephens

Peggy Martin Nelson, 57, Toccoa
Peggy Martin Nelson, age 57 of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017. Born in Smyrna, Georgia on December 22, 1959, she was a daughter of Carol Ann Cox Martin of Clarkesvil ...
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