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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 17th, 2016

Banks

  Mildred Jeanette Westbrook Massey, age 95 of Homer, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Born in Banks County, on December 19, 1920, she was the daughter of the l ...

Habersham

Clifford Spry Jr., 68, Cornelia
Clifford Spry, Jr., age 68, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.  Mr. Spry was born on September 22, 1947 in Rossmore, West Virginia to the la ...

Hall

Douglas Reginald Ash, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Douglas Reginald Ash, age 72, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a member of Airline Baptis ...
Mr. Don Matthew “Matt” Bryner age 49 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday February 17, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.    &nb ...
Mary Iona Tumlin, 75, Gainesville
Ms. Mary Iona Tumlin, age 75, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunda ...

Other

Freddie Lee, 79, Old Hickory, TN
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday Feb. 19, 2016 in Wahoo Baptist Church for Freddie Lee age 79 of Old Hickory, TN.  The Rev. Mark Wheeler will officiate. Interme ...
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