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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 15th, 2017

Forsyth

Robert Lee McGeehen, Jr., age 47, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017.  Robert was a Veteran of the United States Marines, a professional photographer and s ...

Gwinnett

Albert Q Pirkle, 78, Buford
Albert Q. Pirkle, 78, of Buford, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Sep ...

Habersham

Mark Stephen Hunter, 50, Cornelia
Mark Stephen Hunter, age 50, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017. Mr. Hunter was born on January 16, 1967, in Toccoa, Georgia. He was a son of David ...
Thomas “Tommy” Irvin, 88, Mount Airy
Thomas T. “Tommy” Irvin, age 88, of Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017. Mr. Irvin was born on July 14, 1929 in Lula, Georgia to the late C ...
Mildred “Elouise” Loudermilk Carpenter, age 90, of the View Community on Pea Ridge in Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with her Lord and Savior in Glory on Friday, Septemb ...
Carolyn Diehl Tomlin Newlon, 73, took her Heavenly flight to be with the Lord, September 15,2017. Carolyn was born January 25, 1944 in Sanford, FL to Ralph and Una Deihl. She wa ...

Hall

Scott C. Jackson, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Scott C. Jackson, 56, of Gainesville passed away September 15, 2017 at his residence.           Funeral services will be held at ...
Wilma Dell Miller, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Wilma Dell Miller age 92 of Gainesville passed away on Friday September 15, 2017 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday Sept ...

Jackson

Harold Kenneth Price, 78, Commerce
Mr. Harold Kenneth Price, age 78, of Commerce, GA died Friday, September 15, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Price was born in Carnesville to the late Rothell and Nancy Dicken Pri ...
Wayne L. Vaughn, 76, Maysville
Wayne L. Vaughn, 76, of Maysville, GA passed away September 15, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in the Chapel of Memorial Park So ...
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