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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 22nd, 2015

Dawson

Edwin F. "Frank" Kreischer, 63, Dawsonville
Edwin F. "Frank" Kreischer, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday March 22, 2015 at Mesun Hospice following a period of declining health.Born December 6, 1951 in Macon, G ...

Forsyth

Josephine Thornton Ramsey, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, Eddie Fred Ramsey. She is su ...

Hall

John David Garrett, Sr., 66, Braselton
John David Garrett, Sr., 66, of Braselton passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 24, ...
Karen Ann Freeman Cash, 57, of Lula passed away on March 22, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at ...
Mary Ruth Holcomb, 87, Georgetown. TX formerly of Gainesville
Mary Ruth Holcomb was born in Gainesville, Georgia to John Edward and Odell Allison. Ruth passed away Sunday, March 22nd, in Georgetown, Texas, where she has been living with her ...
Ricky Lee Martin, 62, Gainesville
Ricky Lee Martin, 62 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 21, 2015 as a result of a motorcycle accident.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Martin was born January 27, ...
Sarah Nell Howell Carter, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Sarah Nell Howell Carter, age 94, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday March 22, 2015. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, March ...
T. Leroy Whiting, 87, Flowery Branch
Mr. T. Leroy Whiting, 87 of Flowery Branch died Sunday March 22, 2015 at his residence.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Whiting was the son of the late E. Parks and Jean Eva ...
Thomas Ray White, 81, Lula
Mr. Thomas Ray White, 81, of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Jackson

Carl Elbert 'Coody' Gibbs, 67, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Carl Elbert "Coody" Gibbs, age 67, of Pendergrass Georgia, who entered into rest Saturday, March 22, 2015. Mr. Gibbs was bo ...
Ethel Ann Gary, 84, Commerce
Mrs.Ethel Ann Gary, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Landmark Hospital. Mrs. Gary was born in Commerce to the late William Thad and Bessie Snipes Pendergras ...

Lumpkin

Gracie 'Ruth' Cain, 73, Dahlonega
Gracie "Ruth" Cain, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and retired from Burlington Industries Pine ...

Stephens

Mrs. Betty Hitt Swords Garrison, age 91 of Prather Bridge Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Morningside Assisted Living in Gainesville, Georgia.A daughter ...
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.