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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 14th, 2015

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J. Berkley Ruiz, 87, Winder
J. Berkley Ruiz, 1927 to 2015Berkley Ruiz, 87, passed away February 14, 2015 from natural causes. "Berk" was born and raised in North Carolina but had lived in Winder sin ...

Gwinnett

Marie Puckett Peevy, 89, Buford
Marie Puckett Peevy, age 89 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, February 14, 2015. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Buford. R ...
Phyllis Faye Floyd, 61, Buford
Phyllis Faye Floyd of Buford Georgia, went to be with the lord on February 14, 2015. Phyllis was born on January 10, 1954 in Cummings Georgia. She was preceded in death by her pare ...

Habersham

Hazel Jeanette Wright Hogan, age 80 of Cornelia, GA, passed away on February 14, 2015. Born in Winston Salem, North Carolina on May 28, 1934, she was a daughter of the late John Wr ...

Hall

Fay B. Gazeway, 85, Gainesville
Fay B. Gazaway, age 85 of Gainesville, Forsyth County, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015. She was a member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, gr ...
Florence Irene Adams, 87, Oakwood
Florence Irene Adams, 87, of Oakwood, passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015, at Wellstar Paulding Hospital, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held ...
Richard T. Spencer, 82, Flowery Branch
Mr. Richard T. Spencer age 82 of Flowery Branch passed away on Saturday February 14, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at ...
Vera Westmoreland Wooten, 88, Gainesville, formerly of Cleveland
Vera Westmoreland Wooten, age 88, of Gainesville formerly of Cleveland passed away Saturday February 14, 2015. Mrs. Wooten was born in Banks County the daughter of the late Robert ...

Lumpkin

Jackie Ellen Brady, 52, Dahlonega
Jackie Ellen Brady, age 52, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and of the Baptist faith. She was a nurturing, lo ...

Stephens

Freddie Ardel Aldrich, 65, Eastonellee, GA
Mr. Freddie Ardel Aldrich age 65 of Freeman Creek Road, Eastanollee passed away Saturday February 14, 2015 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of Ruby Manley Aldrich and the late Bu ...

White

William Earl Lovell, 77, Cleveland
Mr. Lovell was born April 21, 1937 in White County to the late Ray and Inez Puckett Lovell. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and attended The Torch Worship Center and Gen ...
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