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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 9th, 2018

Forsyth

Oberene Gilleland, 101, Cumming
Oberene Gilleland, age 101, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018. She was the oldest member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. She is preceded in deat ...

Gwinnett

Kathryn A. Baird, 67, Buford
Kathryn A. Baird, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, George Michael Lawrence. She is survived by her son and da ...

Habersham

Toshiko Smith, 90, Demorest
Toshiko Smith, age 90, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. No Services are planned. Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funeral Home & Cremato ...

Hall

Larry A. Phillips, 67, Flowery Branch
Larry A. Phillips, age 67, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Kirk Phillips; parents, James and Louise Cagle ...
Geneva Mae Armour, 78, Lula
Geneva Mae Armour, age 78  of Lula, Ga. died Friday February 9, 2018 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center.  Funeral Service is scheduled for 2 pm Monday February 12, 2018 at ...
Palmira Rose Bynum Griffin, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Palmira Rose Bynum Griffin, age 88 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by her family. Funeral servi ...
Mary Ellen Hatcher, 80, Gainesville
Our precious mother, Mary Ellen Hatcher of Gainesville, lost her long battle with Lewy Body Dementia on February 9, 2018 at the age of 80. Funeral services will be held at 2:00p ...
Mr. Donald Wilbert Markham, age 82, of Buford passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by his family.  Graveside Services will b ...

Jackson

Mr. Melvin Eugene “Gene” McConnell, Jr., age 58, of Commerce, GA died Friday, February 09, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. McConnell was born in Athens to the late Mel ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ethellene Swafford McDougal, age 75 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 9, 2018.  Mrs. McDougal was the ...

Lumpkin

Frances D. Harms, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Frances Deane Harms, age 92, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018. Mrs. Harms was born on March 2, 1925 to the late Oscar and Annie Mae Thurmond New. In addit ...
'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.