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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 27th, 2018

Forsyth

Juanita Martin Shadburn, age 83, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. Juanita was the first wo ...
Mitchell Frank Wilkie, 47, Cumming
Mitchell Frank Wilkie, age 47, of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Mitchell had a smile for everyone and never met a stranger. He loved and was loved ...

Hall

Mr. James Onell Cochran, age 79 of Lula, passed away on February 27, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chape ...
Lawrence Byron Ledford, 64, Murrayville
Mr. Lawrence Byron Ledford, 64, of Murrayville, GA., passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:0 ...
Robert E. Martin, 66, Gainesville
  Robert E. Martin, age 66, of Gainesville, GA passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, February 27, 2018. He was born January 3, 1952, in New Eagle, PA, a son of the late Jack ...
Idell Grizzle Cooper, 92, Oakwood
Idell Grizzle Cooper, 92, of Oakwood, GA., passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 in the Chapel of Memor ...
Jerry Gaston, 68, Flowery Branch
Jerry Gaston, 68 of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday February 27, 2018 at his residence. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Those wishing to send online ...

Jackson

  Mr. George Michael “Mike” Chandler, age 68, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Chandler was born in Athens to the la ...

Lumpkin

Joyce Magdeline Walker Panter of Dahlonega passed away on February 27, 2018 following an extended illness. She was a native of Fannin County but moved to Dahlonega in 1942.  S ...

Other

Jack Byrd, 92, Hiram
Jack Byrd, 92, of Hiram, Georgia, formerly from Gainesville, Georgia, died 2/27/2017.  There will be a memorial service Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel at Gai ...
Jessie William Wilson, Jr., 66, of Canton passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Jessie William and Frances Louise Wilson. Survivo ...

White

Ricky Seabolt, 57, Cleveland
Ricky Seabolt, age 57 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Mr. Seabolt was born on February 27, 1961, in Dahlonega, Georgia, to Dorothy Fortner Aaron and t ...
'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
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