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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 7th, 2017

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Daniel Keith Skinner, 53, Winder
Daniel Keith Skinner, age 53, of Winder passed away Friday, July 7, 2017.  Survivors include his mother Merita Rowden Skinner; daughter Keisha Skinner Torbush; brothers Bill S ...

Dawson

Matthew Paul DelGrosso, 50, Dawsonville
Matthew Paul DelGrosso, 50, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away unexpectedly on June 30, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital, Cumming, GA. Born in Lorain, OH, where he resided until ...

Forsyth

Robert Travis Biccum, 83, Cumming
Robert Travis Biccum “Bob”, age 83, of Cumming, GA died Friday, July 7, 2017 with his wife and children at his side. He was born November 6, 1933 in Geneva, NY to th ...
Gwynn Lockwood, 61, Cumming
Mr. Gwynn Lockwood 61, of Cumming, Ga passed away on July 7th, 2017. He is predeceased in death by his parents George and Patricia Lockwood. He is survived by his daughter Al ...

Gwinnett

Jimmy Edward Hutchins, 57, Buford
Jimmy Edward Hutchins, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. He is survived by his parents, John and Louise Smith Hutchins, Buford; brothers, Jeffery (Teresa) Hut ...

Habersham

Bessie Mae Addison, 93, Clarkesville
Bessie Mae Addison, age 93, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. Mrs. Addison was born in Calvary to the late Oliver Houck and Maggie Cornline Houck.  She was a loving mother ...
Charles C. Sherwood, 79, Cornelia
Charles C. Sherwood, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. Funeral services are 11:00 am Monday, July 10, 2017, at Cornelia United Methodist Church. Interment wi ...
Charles C. Sherwood, 79, Cornelia
Charles C. Sherwood, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017.  Born in Almon, Georgia on January 22, 1938, he was the son of the late Aubra Lee Sherwood and Ru ...
James Edward “Jim” Staples, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017. Mr. Staples was born on March 12, 1931 in Mexico, Missouri to the late ...

Hall

Christine “Teny” Jordan, age 89, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017. Ms. Jordan was born on November 18, 1927 in Banks County, Georgia to the late ...
Winburn Lee Martin, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Winburn Lee Martin, 82, of Gainesville, went home to his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.     ...
SIDNEY R. STEELE, 88, Gainesville
STEELE, SIDNEY R., DBA, COL (RET. USA), age 88, died peacefully on July 7, 2017 at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, GA. Steele was a native of Sparta, Wisconsin, and a gradua ...

Lumpkin

Emogene "Jean" Clem, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Emogene “Jean” Clem, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at her home on Friday July 7, 2017. Mrs. Clem was a native of Greenwood, SC who had lived in Lumpkin C ...
Billy D. Freeman, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. Billy D. Freeman, age 85 , of Dahlonega passed away Friday, July 07, 2017 at the Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health. Billy was born June 12, 1932 in Ca ...

Other

Christian Thomas Leonard, 24, Nashville
Christian Thomas Leonard, 24, of Nashville, TN, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017.  Christian was a compassionate, loving, and caring young man.  As a professional musicia ...
Virginia Looper Taylor, 90, Alpharetta
Virginia Looper Taylor, 90, of Alpharetta passed away Friday July 7, 2017 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following a short illness. Born September 11, 1926 in Kennesaw, Georgia ...
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