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Francesco Scioscia, 88, Winder
Francesco Scioscia, age 88, of Winder passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 AM Monday, March 25, 2013 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, W ...
Henry Jewell Hill, 81, Statham
Mr. Henry Jewell Hill, age 81 of Mulberry Grove Assisted and Retirement Living in Statham, GA died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hill was born ...

Forsyth

Evelyn Gazaway Sanders, 91, Cumming
Mrs. Sanders, age 91, was born on January 6, 1922 in North Forsyth County. Her parents were Reverend Charlie and Mrs. Ollie Gazaway. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church ...
Janie Wood Tavenier Eidell, age 63 and native of Forsyth County passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013. She was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church. Janie was a loving wife, mother, ...
Shirley Jean (Elrod) Reid, born July 22, 1935 in the Settingdown Community of Cumming, GA, passed in peace after an extended illness on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 with her family by ...

Gwinnett

Willis C. Robinson, 94, Buford
Mr. Willis C. Robinson was born July 4, 1918 to the late Major and Paralee Williams Robinson of Buford, Georgia. On March 20, 2013 at the golden age of 94, our beloved Willis Robi ...

Habersham

Jane Whitaker, 78, Cornelia
Mrs. Laura Jane Jenkins Whitaker, age 78 of Cornelia, passed away March 20, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Newberry, S.C. on December 11, 1933, she was a daughter of th ...
Mildred Currier Bentley, 96, Cornelia
Miss Mildred Currier Bentley, age 96 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center.Born October 03, 1916 in Franklin, NC, she was the daughter of ...

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Gloria Bennett, 54, Gainesville
Gloria Bennett, 54, of Gainesville passed away Friday March 15, 2013 at her residence following a sudden illness.Born January 20, 1959 in Haverty Grass, Maryland, she had been livi ...
Henry Baker, 94, Gainesville
Henry Baker, age 94 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sa ...
Marjorie (Dyer) Elrod, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Marjorie (Dyer) Elrod, age 96, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 ...
Mr. Paul Michael Haynes, 61, of Lula, GA., passed away March 20, 2012 following a brief illness. Born in Gainesville on October 26, 1951, he was the son of the late Alfred "A ...

Lumpkin

James Thomas Lee, 75, Dahlonega
James Thomas Lee, 75, of Dahlonega, went home to be with the Lord on March 20, 2013. A devoted and loving husband and father, Mr. Lee will be missed by many. Mr. Lee was born on ...

White

Rickey Gooch, 50, Cleveland
Rickey Gooch, age 50 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Gooch was born March 13, 1963 in Dahlonega to Geneva Anderson Gooch and the late Ray ...
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