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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 28th, 2017

Banks

Mrs. Syble Ramona Allen Garrison, age 89, of Homer died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Garrison was born in Danielsville to the late, Ambry D. and Beulah ...

Dawson

Leonard Shoemake, 76, Dawsonville
Leonard Shoemake, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 28, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Born May 22, 1941 to the late Roy and Ila Shoemake, ...

Forsyth

Johnny Belon Holtzclaw, 68, Cumming
Johnny Belon Holtzclaw, age 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. He was an avid hunter. Johnny will always be remembered as a great husband, father, gra ...

Gwinnett

Melissa Roberts Speer, 46, Braselton
Melissa Roberts Speer, age 46, of Braselton, GA passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, L. Edward Roberts; and brother-in-law, Lance C ...

Hall

River Jordan Anderson, 14, Gainesville
River Jordan Anderson, 14, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the Chapel of Memori ...
Lee Allen Carpenter, 73, Gainesville
 Lee Allen Carpenter, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Braselton following a sudden illness.     &nb ...
Joseph Robert Fowler, 31, Gainesville
Joseph Robert Fowler, at 31 years old, departed this life on Thursday, September 28.  Joseph was a son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle, and friend.  He is survived by his ...
Joseph “Joe” Holbrook, 86, Gainesville
Joseph “Joe” Holbrook, 86, of Gainesville, GA. passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017. Joe was born in Orangeburg, SC, to Joseph and Yona Holbrook. He spent his ea ...
Leonard William Parker, 63, Murrayville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday October 2, 2017 at Pond Fork Baptist Church for Leonard William Parker age 63 of Murrayville. The Rev. Johnny Knight will offic ...
Jeannette Reynolds, 97, Flowery Branch
Jeannette Reynolds, 97, of Flowery Branch went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 28, 2017. She passed away at The Retreat Nursing Home in Monticello, GA. ...
Magnolia Sarah Davis, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Magnolia Sarah Davis, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living, following a sudden illness. Graveside services ar ...

Jackson

Cordelia (Claudia) Matthews, age 99 of Commerce, GA went to be with her sweet Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Homer, ...

White

Jimmy Boggs, 75, Cleveland
  Jimmy Boggs, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday September 28, 2017. Mr. Boggs was born August 17, 1942 in White County to the late Pledger and Vernie Armour B ...
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