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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 28th, 2013

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Arthur Fay Bell, 62, Winder
Arthur Fay Bell, age 62, of Winder passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966www.lawsonfuneralhom ...

Gwinnett

Edgar 'Ed' Flanders, 78, Buford
Mr. Edgar "Ed" Flanders, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013. He is survived by his wife of twenty-five years, Janis Sprinkle Flanders, Buford, ...
Gilbert (Gillie) Rose, 91, Buford
Gilbert F. Rose Buford, Georgia
Mrs. Shelby Jean Samples Suggs, age 75, of Dacula, GA passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Louise (Boss) Samples, sisters, ...

Habersham

Marjorie F. Campbell, 87, Clarkesville
Marjorie F. Campbell, age 87 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, February 28, 2013, at her residence. Born in Atmore Alabama, on August 08, 1925 she was a daughter of the late Tho ...

Hall

Betty Carol Payne, 71, Oakwood
Betty Carol Payne, age 71 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled Sa ...
Mrs. Christine Chirico Lorenzen, 88, of Clermont, passed into the heavenly realm on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Wedne ...
James Willard Funderburk, 73, Braselton
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Sunday March 3, 2013 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for James Willard Funderburk, 73, of Braselton, Ga. Rev. Arnold Jones, Jr. will officiate ...
Lynn White, 53, Flowery Branch
Mr. Lynn White, age 53 of Flowery Branch, Ga. died Wednesday February 27, 2013 at his residence following a sudden illness. A memorial service will be planned for a later date. He ...
Mildred Kate Peck, 80, Oakwood
Mrs. Mildred Kate Peck age 80 of Oakwood passed away on Thursday February 28, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Su ...

Jackson

Ellen Gaskins Faulkner, 97, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the home going of Mrs. Ellen Gaskins Faulkner, age 97, of Jefferson.Mrs. Faulkner was born in Berrien Co., Nashville, Ga. She lived in the community, ...

Lumpkin

Callie Ridley, 88, Dahlonega
Callie Ridley, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She ...
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.