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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 13th, 2016

Dawson

Sally Myers, 55, Dawsonville
Sally Myers, 55, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday February 13, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Born July 18, 1960, Sally was a long time resident of Da ...
David Joshua Martin Jay Tillett, 27, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday February 13, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born March 23, 1988 in Canton, Georgia, h ...

Forsyth

Cathy Fitzpatrick, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016.  She attended River of Life Church of God. Cathy was preceded in death by her husbands, Lloyd Bishop ...

Habersham

Rhonda LaNĂ¡ Freeman, 30, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Rhonda LaNá Freeman, age 30 of Mt. Airy will  be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Pastor Scot ...
Thomas Lee Owenby, Jr., 45, Mt. Airy
Thomas Lee Owenby, Jr., age 45 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Born in Demorest, Georgia on May 13, 1970, he was a son of Thomas Lee, Sr. and Judy La ...

Hall

Marie W. Harris, 78, Gillsville
Mrs. Marie W. Harris, age 78, of Gillsville died Friday, February 12, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Harris was born in Gainesville to Azzie Lee Wilson Buffington of Gillsville and th ...
Lois Jeanette Williams, 85, Burgaw, NC, formerly Hall County
Mrs. Lois Jeanette Williams, 85, of Burgaw, NC and long-time resident of Hall County, GA, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016, following an extended illness.    ...

Lumpkin

Nancy Lawson Thomas, 56, Dahlonega
Nancy  Lawson Thomas, age 56 of Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Nancy was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, ...

Other

Jennie Marie Brown, 84, Ocala, FL
Mrs. Jennie Marie Brown, age 84 of Ocala, Florida, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Munroe Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are s ...
Edward Banister Gurley, 67, Elberton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Edward Banister Gurley, age 67 of Elberton, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson who entered into rest Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Mr ...

White

Charles Edward Garrett, 76, Cleveland
Mr. Charles Edward Garrett, age 76, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Mr. Garrett was born in Toccoa to the late Heard and Irene Williams Garrett. &nb ...
Charles Edward Garrett, 76, Cleveland
Mr. Charles Edward Garrett, age 76, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Mr. Garrett was born in Toccoa to the late Heard and Irene Williams Garrett. &nb ...
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.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86