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Thomas Hiram Gaines, 49, Winder
Thomas Hiram Gaines, age 49 of Winder, GA died Friday, December 16, 2016 following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Christy Gaines, Winder; children, Shawn Salter, ...

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Cary Mustaki, 73, Cumming
Cary Mustaki, age 73, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016. Cary was born in 1943, to the late Peter and Mae Cary Mustaki. He was a veteran of the United States Ar ...

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Richard Broner, 58, Cornelia
James Richard Broner, age 58 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on October 18, 1958, he was a son of the late Frank and Mar ...
Vivian “Pat” McGraw Morrison, age 73, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, December 16, 2016 following an extended illness.   Mrs. Morrison ...
Susie Mae "Sue" Mann O'Kelley, 96, Clarkesville
Susie Mae “Sue” Mann O’Kelley, age 96 of Clarkesville, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, December 16, 2016.   Born in Danielsville, Georgia on Octo ...
Claudia Jeannie Autry Rafinski, age 68 of Mt. Airy passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 following an extended illness. An online guest registry is available at www.hillsid ...
Brenda Ramey Waters, 69, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Brenda Ramsey Waters, age 69 of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Clarkesville United Methodist Church.  Rev. Brian ...

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Susan Lynn Allison, 60, Gainesville
Miss Susan Lynn Allison, 60 of Gainesville died Friday December 16, 2016 at Mountain Lake Medical Center in Clayton. Born in Hall County, Miss Allison was the daughter of the la ...
Patty Turner Funk, 85, Clermont
Patty Turner Funk, age 85, of Clermont passed away Sunday, December 16, 2016 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Funk was born April 5, 1931 in Clermont, Georgia to the late R.L. a ...
Deborah Elaine Harkins, 59, Gainesville
Deborah “Debo” Elaine Harkins, 59, of Gainesville, GA passed away on December 16, 2016 following an extended illness.   Born in Monroe Georgia on May 16, 195 ...
Ella Jean Young Stowe, 82, Gillsville
   Mrs. Ella Jean Young Stowe, age 82 of Gillsville, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.  &nb ...

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James “Paul” Burton, 91, Dahlonega
James “Paul” Burton, age 91, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday December 16, 2016. Paul was born in Clarkesville, GA on February 21, 1925; moving to Dahlonega in ...
Joshua Keith Wallace, 33, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Joshua Keith Wallace, age 33 of Dahlonega. Josh passed away Friday, December 16, 2016. Funeral services are schedu ...

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Billy Garnett Davis, 79, Toccoa
Mr. Billy Garnett Davis age 79 of Toccoa went to his heavenly home following an extended illness on December 16, 2016.   A son of the late Garnett and Annie Bell Murphy Davi ...
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