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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 25th, 2018

Forsyth

Betty Jean Day Stone, 81, Cumming
Betty Jean Day Stone, age 81, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018. She was a well-respected and faithful member of Shiloh United Methodist ...

Gwinnett

Adrian Calmi, 60, Lawrenceville
Adrian Calmi, age 60 of Lawrenceville, GA, died Thursday, October 25, 2018 after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3 PM at Hamilton Mill Me ...
Sue Meade Franzreb, 87, Johns Creek
Sue Meade Franzreb 87, of John's Creek, Ga. passed away on October 25, 2018. Services will be scheduled at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandso ...

Hall

John K. “Jack” Cotton, 91, Gainesville
Mr. John K. “Jack” Cotton age 91 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday October 25, 2018 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Memorial serv ...
Donna Jean Haynes Farmer, 87, Gainesville
Donna Jean Haynes Farmer, age 87, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at The Gardens of Gainesville. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday Oc ...
Lydia Henderson Balls, 83, Flowery Branch
Lydia Henderson Balls, age 83, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by husband, Donald Eugene Balls. Mrs. Balls is survived by ch ...
Rachel Whitmire Helton, 74, Gainesville
Rachel Whitmire Helton, 74 of Gainesville reached her heavenly home on Thursday, October 25, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, “Jr” Helt ...

Jackson

Cody Wayne Chambers, 54, Jefferson
Cody Wayne Chambers, age 54, of Jefferson, GA passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018. He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Phyllis Williams Chambers, Jefferson; childre ...
William Connley Crumley, 62, Commerce
William Connley Crumley, age 62 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Born on Dec. 18, 1955 in Commerce, GA he was the son of the late William Daniel and Joyce Ha ...

Other

Calvin Cosson, 63, Comer
Calvin Cosson age 63 of Comer, GA passed away Thursday Oct. 25, 2018 at the Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.   Mr. Cosson was born September 10, 1955 in Defuniak Spr ...

Stephens

Mrs. Lynda Elaine Brawner Sellers, age 68 of Lovell Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Herman and Lula Robert ...
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