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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 27th, 2013

Banks

Lois Michelle McClure, 44, Maysville
Ms. Lois Michelle McClure, age 44, of Maysville, GA died Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. McClure was born in Ft. Worth, TX to Lydia Melissa D ...

Habersham

Betty Jane Ivie Barnette, 80, Demorest
BETTY JANE IVIE BARNETTE, age 80, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Mrs. Barnette was born in Habersham County, Georgia, on June 1, 1932, to the la ...
George (Reynolds) Holcomb, age 83, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on February 27, 2013, at a local area hospital following a three year period of declining health. Mr. Holcomb wa ...

Hall

Aubrey Lynn White 8/30/1959-2/27/2013 A life well lived. There will be a celebration of life held at New Holland Baptist Church at 7 Quarry Street Gainesville GA 30501 on Saturday ...
Clara Buell "Mimi" Pirkle, age 93 of Lula, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at The Oaks at Limestone following an exten ...
George W. Hale, 84, Gainesville
George W. Hale, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Halcyon Hospice House following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Jackson

Dorothy F. Miller, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dorothy F. Miller, 82, of Jefferson, Ga., who passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013.Mrs. Miller was born in Rochester, New York, a ...
Elbert Stanley Best, 68, Braselton
Elbert Stanley Best, age 68, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Stan was in the milk business for over 30 years, he retired from Quality Food and was a Free M ...
Stan Elbert Best, 68, Braselton
Stan Elbert Best, age 68, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, Ga. 30548 ...

Lumpkin

Y.D. Abercrombie, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Y.D. Abercrombie, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013.Y.D. was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County where he spent his life as a poultry farmer. ...

Other

Jack C. Williams, 77, Paintsville, Kentucky
Jack C. Williams, of Paintsville, KY, age 77, passed away on February 27, 2013. He is preceded in death by his wife, Melba J. Williams.Survivors include his children, Jackie Willia ...

White

William Chester (Billy) Helton, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at his residence.Mr. Helton was born January 18, 1942 in Wheeling, WV to the late Jame ...
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.