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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Feb 11th, 2016

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            Mrs. Tinnie Mae Johnson Landing, age 70 of Winder, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at her residence fo ...

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William Michael Jones, 75, Cumming
William Michael Jones, 75, of Cumming, GA died on February 11, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Kingston, Jamaica he was the son of Ruby James.  His beloved w ...
Montine Martin, 72, Cumming
Montine Martin, age 72, of Forsyth County, passed away on February 11, 2016.  She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Dawsonville.  Montine is preceded in death by ...

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Enid McKinley Hastings, 90, Gainesville
Enid Eloise McKinley Hastings, 90, of Gainesville, Georgia, died at home surrounded by her family on February 11, 2016. Mrs. Hastings was born in Vienna, Georgia, on January 30, ...
Mrs. Betty Jean “BJ” Elliott Webb, age 67 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.    &n ...
Junior Homer Young, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Junior Homer Young, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.         ...
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