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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 22nd, 2017

Dawson

Charles Edward Woody, 83, Dawsonville
Charles Edward Woody, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Friday September 22, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born September 12, 1934 in Hall County to ...

Forsyth

Egbert Earl Bennett, 72, Cumming
Egbert Earl Bennett, 72, of Cumming passed away Friday, September 22, 2017.  A boat mechanic for many years, he enjoyed his career.  He is preceded in death by a son, Ken ...
Maria Martins, 84, Cumming
Maria Martins, 84, of Cumming passed away Thursday September 21, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 18, 1933, Maria had been a resident o ...

Hall

Christine Washington, 51, Gainesville
Christine Washington age 51 of Gainesville, GA passed away on September 22, 2017. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church. Vis ...
Jesus Garcia, 36, Gainesville
    Mr. Jesus Garcia, 36, of Gainesville passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 in the ...
Ruby “Hilda" Latty, 64, Gainesville
Ruby “Hilda” Latty, age 64, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017.  Ms. Latty was born on March 18, 1953 in Gainesville, Georgi ...
Annie M. Patterson, 73, Buford
Mrs. Annie M. Patterson, age 73, of Buford passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Emory Hospital, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, Septem ...
Jake Sanders, 68, Flowery branch
Mr. Jake Sanders, 68, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday. September 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Wednesday, ...

Lumpkin

George Gilbert Stinson, 53, Dahlonega
Mr. George Gilbert Stinson, age 53, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. George was born in Gainesville, GA on June 6, 1964 to the late Benny L. and Lissie Guyt ...

Other

Bobby Lamar Townley, 59, Elberton
Bobby Lamar Townley, age 59 , of Elberton, GA, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fratus and Helen Townley; wife, Deborah Miller Tow ...
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