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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 25th, 2018

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Clyde Lee Barker, Jr, 77, Auburn formerly of Bluefield, VA.
Clyde Lee Barker, Jr., 77, of Auburn, GA. formerly of Bluefield, VA passed on Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Clyde was born in Buchanan County, VA o ...

Dawson

Hilda H. Cox, 93, Dawsonville
Hilda H. Cox, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 25, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born July 24, 1924 to the late Bill and Ludi ...
Billy Joe Christopher, Sr, 59, Dawsonville
Billy Joe Christopher, Sr., age 59, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away February 25, 2018.  He was the Associate Pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Dawsonville, GA. Joe was a lo ...
Joan Collete Makosky, 80, Dawsonville
Joan Colette Makosky, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 25, 2018 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born April 12, 1937 in Morris ...

Gwinnett

Miss Willie Josephine Bennett, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Maude Cash Bennett; sister, Vio ...
Mr. Harry Lee Whitworth, Jr., age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances “Fran” Whitworth; and his pa ...

Habersham

James O. Kimbrell, 82, Mt. Airy
James O. Kimbrell, age 82, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 25, 2018, following an extended illness. Mr. Kimbrell was born on April 23, 1935, i ...

Hall

Ret. Chief Petty Officer Wesley T. Abernathy, 70, Lula Formerly of Lawrenceville
Ret. Chief Petty Officer Wesley T. Abernathy, age 70, of Lula, GA and formerly of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parent ...
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 1, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Rev. Raleigh Thomas Parks, age 82 of Gainesville. The Rev. Timothy Sulle ...

Lumpkin

William Frank Davis Jr., 75, Dahlonega
Mr. William Frank Davis Jr., age 75, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018. Mr. Davis was born in Lumpkin County on August 21, 1942 to the late William Frank Sr. ...
Susan Walls Shertenlieb, 71, Dahlonega
Mrs. Susan Walls Shertenlieb, age 71, of Dahlonega, formerly of Cumming, Ga passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018.    Mrs. Shertenlieb was born in Cumming on Januar ...
'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
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
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment
NASCAR Modified legend Stefanik dies in plane crash
Mike Stefanik, one of two drivers in NASCAR history to win nine national series or touring championships, died Sunday in a small single-seat plane crash. He was 61.