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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 24th, 2013

Banks

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday February 28, 2013 at Lebanon United Methodist Church for Mr. David Stanley "Leo" Buffington age 57 of Gillsville. Th ...
Gregory Lee Thompson, 52, Gillsville
Gregory Lee Thompson, age 52 of Gillsville, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness. Memorial services are scheduled fo ...

Forsyth

Joanne (Jo) Acker, 83, Cumming
Mrs. Joanne (Jo) Acker, age 83, of Cumming passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013. A native of Evansville, IN. Mrs. Acker had lived in Cumming for the past 3 years, moving here fro ...

Gwinnett

Ervin F. Robinson, 77, Buford
Mr. Ervin F. Robinson age 77 of Buford formerly of Illinois passed away Saturday February 24, 2013. Mr. Robinson was born in Illinois to the late William Erve Robinson and Leira B ...

Hall

Claude (Junior) Hyde, Jr., 83, Gainesville
Mr. Claude (Junior) Hyde, Jr., age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at New Horizon Nursing Home.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. ...
Florence Patricia Turk Hand Tumlin, age 69 of Clermont, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Dogwood Forrest Assisted Living following an extended illness. Funer ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Vera Dean Pethel Patton, 93, of Talmo, Ga., who passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013.A life long resident of Jackson County, Ga., Mr ...

White

Leonard Paul Halphen, 68, Cleveland
Mr. Leonard Paul Halphen age 68 of Cleveland passed away Sunday February 24, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Halphen was born in Baton Rouge Louisiana the son of the ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.