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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 11th, 2019

Forsyth

Bo Hughes, 45, Cumming
Bo Hughes, 45, of Cumming passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. Bo most of all loved his kids.  Being funny, hunting and fishing were his passions. He was a stranger to no one ...
Homer Ferrell Long, 76, Cumming
Homer Ferrell Long, age 76, of Cumming, GA passed away October 11, 2019. He was preceded in death by his mother & father, Ferrell Long & Miriam Henderson Long and brothers, ...

Gwinnett

Velma Raye Day Orr, 87, Lawrenceville
Velma Raye Day Orr, age 87, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-four years, William Thomas Orr. Mrs. Orr is ...

Habersham

  Billy Joe “Bill” Barden, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019. Born on November 14, 1928, in Cornelia, he was a son of the late Fran ...

Hall

Fermon Brookshire, 85, Gainesville
Fermon Brookshire, age 85 of Gainesville, Ga. died Friday, October 11, 2019 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm Sunday October 13, 2019 in the Little Davenport ...
James A. Lee, Jr, 93, Gainesville
Mr. James A. Lee, Jr. age 93 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday October 11, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Private Graveside services will be held a ...
Thomas H. Moretz, 86, Flowery Branch
Mr. Thomas H. Moretz, age 86, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at Gwinnett Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will be 4:00 p.m., S ...
Joseph Douglas "Doug" Morris, Sr. , age 72, peacefully entered into the arms of Jesus on October 11th, 2019.   Doug was raised in the heart of his community ...

Jackson

Walter Alan Turman, 77, Commerce
Walter Alan Turman, age 77 of Commerce, GA, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at his residence. Born on Feb. 25, 1942 in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Walter Stanley ...
Sue Jane Mealor Fenn, 88, Commerce
Mrs. Sue Jane Mealor Fenn, age 88, of Commerce died Friday, October 11, 2019 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mrs. Fenn was born in Commerce to the late, Tom Comer and ...

Other

Thelma Mae Draper, 99, Danielsville
Thelma Mae Draper, age 99 of Danielsville, GA, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.   Born on Nov. 26, 1919 in Danielsville, GA, she was the daughter of the late Roy and L ...

White

Rosell Ivey, 76, Cleveland
Rosell Ivey, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. Ms. Ivey was born on March 11, 1943, in Habersham County, to the late Edward and Decie Arrowood Murphy.&n ...
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