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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 5th, 2015

Habersham

Jody Burton, 77, Demorest
Jody Burton, age 77, of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Born on November 1, 1937, in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was a son of the late Oscar and Hester York Burto ...
Rose Ann Spada Tartaglia, 97, Clarkesville
Rose Ann Spada Tartaglia, age 97, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 following an extended illness at a private care facility. Mrs. Tartaglia was ...

Hall

Harold E. Knauts, 82, Lula
            Mr. Harold E. Knauts age 82 of Lula, Ga passed away on Wednesday August 05, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cen ...
James C. Black, 80, Gainesville
James C. "Buddy" Black, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, Gainesville, GA is in ...
James C. “Buddy” Black, 80, Gainesville
James C. “Buddy” Black, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday August 5, 2015. A lifetime resident of Hall County, he was born on April 3, 1935. He was the son ...
Jimmy L. Meeks, 61, Gainesville
Mr. Jimmy L. Meeks, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Cancer Treatment Center of Georgia following an extended illness.     &n ...
Neal Roper, 85, Gainesville
Neal Roper age 85 passed away August 5, 2015 after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Eva Roper and son and daughter in law, Buster and Paula Roper; grandson, Josh ...

Jackson

Louise Landers, 85, Braselton
      Mrs. Louise Landers, age 85, of Braselton, Georgia passed away August 5, 2015 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Marion and Estel ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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