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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 20th, 2016

Habersham

Mable Hefner Stephens, 73, Mt. Airy
Mable Hefner Stephens, age 73 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on November 9, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Edward L. &ldqu ...

Hall

Sylvia Dell Roberts Hanna, 87, Gainesville
Sylvia Dell Roberts Hanna of Gainesville, GA died peacefully, at the age of 87, in her Gainesville home surrounded by family, February 20, 2016, after a long battle with Alzheimer& ...
  William “Bill” Emerson Loden, Jr. of Gainesville, GA passed away on February 20, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Marjorie Davis Loden and William ...

Jackson

Frances Evans Fortson, 79, Commerce
  Mrs.  Frances Evans Fortson, age 79, of Commerce passed away on Saturday evening February 20, 2016.    Mrs. Fortson was the daughter of the late Luther ...

Lumpkin

Margie Nell Bryan, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Margie Nell Bryan, age 77, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following her battle with pancreatic cancer. Margie ...

White

Raymond Haines, 80, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of  Mr. Raymond Eugene Haines, age 80 of Sautee. Mr. Haines passed away Saturday,February 20, 2016. He is survived loca ...
Ruby Ione Allen Reid, 87, Cleveland
Mrs . Ruby Ione Allen Reid , age 87 of Cleveland. Mrs. Reid passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00pm, Monday, February 22, 2016 in the ...
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