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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 27th, 2017

Banks

Melodee Jordan Hall, 68, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Melodee Jordan Hall, age 68 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 27, 2017.  Mrs. Hall was born in Commerce ...

Dawson

Doris McBrayer Smith, 78, Dawsonville
Doris McBrayer Smith, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017. Doris was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, where she was an active member until her stroke in 20 ...

Forsyth

Debra Lee Mathison, 61, Cumming
Debra Lee Mathison, 61, of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA.  She was a loving sister and aunt that loved to ma ...

Gwinnett

Elaine Tonya Ester, 67, Sugar Hill
Elaine Tonya Ester, age 67, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Essence Ester, Sugar Hill, GA; and three grandchildren. Ms. E ...
Linda Wilkes, 76, Buford
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Wilkes, age 76, of Buford, who passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Mrs. Wilkes was born in Commerce, Georgia, a daughter to ...
U.S. Veteran and Marine Gerrell Bruce, age 78 passed away on August 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou, father, Elbert, and sister, Lounell. He is surviv ...
Maria Elena Lopez, 20, Buford
Maria Elena Lopez, age 20, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her brother, Sergio Lopez, Jr. She is survived by her parents, Sergio ...

Habersham

Ashley Gosnell Lovell Scott, 33, Clarkesville
Ashley Gosnell Lovell Scott, age 33 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born in Habersham County on December 16, 1983, she was a daughter of the late Victor Br ...

Hall

Betty Ann Foster Martin, 67, Gainesville
Betty Ann Foster Martin, age 67, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Betty was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi.  She moved to Georgia ...
Richard B. Ogle, Sr, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Richard B. Ogle, Sr., age 69, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his residence, following an extended illness, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services ...

Jackson

Evalene Love Major, 77, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Evalene Love Major, age 77, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Mrs. Major was born in Jefferson, Georgia, a ...
Virginia Ruth Vinson, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Virginia Ruth Vinson, age 69, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Mrs. Vinson was born in Thomasville, ...
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