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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 18th, 2018

Forsyth

Enver Dzuli Aljic, 56, Cumming
Enver Dzuli Aljic, age 56, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. He was battling cancer until it was his time to go to a much better place. He’s a be ...
Helen Craig, 89, Cumming
Helen Craig, age 89, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Mrs. Craig is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Richard Craig, Sr.; children United States ...
Connie J. Purcell, 72, Cumming
Connie J. Purcell, age72, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Mrs. Purcell is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Patricia Lynn and Van Huffman, of C ...

Gwinnett

James Willis (Jim) Vaughan, 74, Lawrenceville
James Willis (Jim) Vaughan, 74, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018.  A United States Air Force Veteran, he served in Vietnam and then was employed by the C ...

Hall

Kevin S. Blythe, 52, Gainesville
Kevin S. Blythe, 52, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Logan Ohio. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Mem ...
Ernestine (Tina) Reed, 65, Gainesville
Ernestine (Tina) Reed, age 65, of Gainesville, Ga passed away October 18th, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was preceded in death by her parents George and J ...
Christopher James Doty, 55, Gainesville
  Christopher James Doty slipped away peacefully at home on October 18th, 2018 after a valiant struggle with lung cancer.  He was surrounded by family and friends. ...
Shirley Jean Hesselgrave, 90, Gainesville
Shirley Jean Hesselgrave, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Private services will be held at a later date. Born on April 6, 1928 in Utica, Michiga ...
Arnold Lee Martin, 84, Gainesville
Arnold Lee Martin, age 84, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday Oct. 18, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Martin was born Oct. 2, 1934 in Dawsonville, GA to the ...

Jackson

Emory Marcus Holloway, 57, Commerce
Emory Marcus Holloway, age 57, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Holloway was born in Macon to Dr. and Mrs. E.W. Holloway, Jr. ...
Kerry Alan Ivester, 38, Pendergrass
Kerry Alan Ivester, 38, of Pendergrass passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at his home after a 3 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on March 20, 1980 ...

Lumpkin

Judith P. “Judy” Hopkins (Brown), 74, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday October 18, 2018 at her home following a period of declining health. Born April 19, 1944 to t ...

Other

Juan Edgardo Arce, 83, Alpharetta
Juan Edgardo Arce, age 83, of Alpharetta passed away on October 18, 2018.  Memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11: ...
Mark Jones, 47, Atlanta
Mark Jones, 47, of Atlanta, GA, died October 18, 2018. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements. 

Stephens

Jo Frank Stewart, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Jo Frank Stewart age 80 of Wesley Circle, Toccoa passed away Thursday October 18, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Ernest G. and Rube Camp Stewart, he was born Febru ...
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