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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 21st, 2017

Gwinnett

Joyce Higgins Cook, 82, Buford
Joyce Higgins Cook, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Radford Cook; parents, Carroll and Reba Higgins; si ...

Hall

Barbara Ann Horne, 77, Gillsville
Barbara Ann Horne, 77 of Gillsville passed away Thursday September 21, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Forest Park, Ga., Mrs. Horne had lived in Hall Count ...
Jacob Benjamin Hammond, 21, Gainesville
Jacob Benjamin Hammond, 21 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday September 21, 2017. He was born on January 1, 1996 in Gainesville, GA the son of Bart and Lynn Croft Hammon ...
Michael John Racki, 35, Flowery Branch
Michael John Racki, age 35, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He is survived his wife of seven years, Stacie Krause Racki, Flowery Branch, GA; chil ...
Patricia Ruth Derrick Wood, 85, Buford, formerly of Flowery Branch
Mrs. Patricia Ruth Derrick Wood, age 85, of Buford, formerly of Flowery Branch, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her fami ...

Jackson

John “Herman” Kesler, 85, Nicholson
            Mr. John “Herman” Kesler, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Piedmont A ...

Other

Jason Christopher Baker, 42, Danielsville
Jason Christopher Baker, age 42 of Danielsville, GA passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at his residence. Born on October 12, 1974 in Athens, GA to Emily Smith Baker and the la ...

White

Theron S. Patterson, Sr, 77, Cleveland
Theron S. Patterson, Sr., age 77 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Patterson was born on November 1, 1939, in Ma ...
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