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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 13th, 2017

Forsyth

Rena Adkins Shoemake, 86, Cumming
    Rena Adkins Shoemake, 86, of Cumming, GA, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 13th, 2017. Rena, also called Billy, passed away peacefully at her home ...

Gwinnett

Stephen LaCroix Merck, 64, Lawrenceville
Stephen LaCroix Merck, age 64, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly. He leaves behind friends, Karen and Ben S ...

Hall

Tom H. Jordan, M.D., 73, Gainesville
  Tom H. Jordan, M.D., age 73, of Gainesville, GA passed away August 13, 2017. He was born May 10, 1944, and was a graduate of Lyons High School, University of Georgia, ...
Mack Lamar Day, 73, Clermont
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Skitts Mountain Baptist Church for, Mack Lamar Day, 73, of Clermont.    Visitation will be T ...
Wynell Williamson, 102, Lula
Funeral services will be held Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Wynell Williamson,102, of Lula.  The Rev.  John ...

Rabun

Netherland “Neb” Ray Speed, age 80, of Clayton, GA, passed away on August 13, 2017.   Neb was born the son of the late Marlor Calvin Speed Sr. and late Amand ...

White

Christopher Lee Collins, 23, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Christopher Lee Collins, age 24 of Cleveland. Chris passed away, Sunday, August 13, 2017. Graveside services are sc ...
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