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Mildred Ann Murphy, 81, Winder
      Mildred Ann Murphy, age 81, of Winder passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016.  Survivors include two sons; a daughter and a hos ...

Hall

Grady Elliot Short, 63, Gainesville
Grady Elliott Short, age 63, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016, following a lengthy illness.             Grady or as so ...

Jackson

Barbara Ann Hopkins Spratlin, age 75 of Jefferson, GA passed away Tuesday January 05, 2016. Mrs. Hopkins was the daughter of the late Howard and Maybell Sorrow Hopkins and was a ...
Harry Douglas Bates, 74, Hoschton
 Harry Douglas Bates, born March 4, 1940 in Experiment, GA to Wendell Robert Bates and Frances Price Bates passed into the presence of our Lord January 5, 2016. He graduated ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mack L. “Whitlo” Gaines, age 70, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Mr. Gaines was born in Jeffers ...
Jimmy Audrey Stewart, 67, Commerce
Mr. Jimmy Audrey Stewart, age 67, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Stewart was born in Commerce to the late Jesse Leo and ...

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Sally Christine Bruce, 81, Dahlonega
Sally Christine Bruce, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away January 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Sally was born in Hiawassee, GA on June 8, 1934 and ha ...

Stephens

Mrs. Martha Ann Pelfrey Fulbright, age 63 of 263 Ethel Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, 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.