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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 23rd, 2014

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David James Matthews, 71, Winder
David James Matthews, age 71, of Winder passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 am Monday, March 3, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in W ...
Inez McClure Green, 90, Auburn
Inez McClure Green, 90, of Auburn, GA passed away on February 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-six years, Harold Wesley Green, sons, Harold Boyd Green a ...

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Edna L. Smith, 78, Cumming
Edna L. Smith, age 78, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2014. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Diane Lowe of Buford; sister, Mildred Coope ...

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Gregory Gerald Helton, 48, Baldwin
Gregory Gerald Helton, age 48, Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014.Mr. Helton was born on April 18, 1965 in Gainesville, Georgia. He was preceeded in death ...

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Blake Nix, 51, Gainesville
Blake Nix, 51 of Gainesville died Sunday February 23, 2014. Born in Atlanta Georgia, June 26, 1962, Blake was the son of the late Ralph D. and Marquita Nix . He had lived in Gaine ...
Grady R. Allan, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Grady R. Allan, 84 of Gainesville died Sunday February 23, 2014. Born in Banks County, Mr. Allan had lived in Hall County for most of his life. He was the son of the late Cha ...
Joyce Ann Gates, 57, Gainesville
Joyce Ann Gates, 57 of Gainesville died Sunday at her residence. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangemen ...

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Loy Chester, 88, Dahlonega
Loy Chester, 88, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday February 23, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born September 23, 1925 in Dawson Coun ...

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Barbara Jane Clements, 55, Cleveland
Mrs. Barbara Jane Clements, age 55, of Cleveland, GA died Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Northside Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, GA.Barbara was born September 7, 1958 in Nuremburg, Ge ...
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.