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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 21st, 2016

Forsyth

Martha Hubble Doan, 81, Cumming
  Martha Hubble Doan, age 81, of Cumming, Georgia passed into God’s hands on Sunday, February 21, 2016.  Martha was born on February 17, 1935 in Indiana to the l ...

Habersham

David Wilson Burns, 73, Clarkesville
Memorial services for David Wilson Burns, age 73, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 6:00 PM from the Community Baptist Churc ...

Hall

Bobby Lewis Kenimer, 73, Murrayville
  Bobby Lewis Kenimer, age 73 of Murrayville, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Gold City following a brief illness.          ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William “Bill” Thomas Rosenberg, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Mr. Rosenberg was bor ...

Lumpkin

Fannie Lee Grindle, 85, Dahlonega
Fannie Lee Grindle, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday February 21, 2016.  Mrs. Grindle was born in Lumpkin County, the daughter of the late Robert Leo and Dollie Mary ...

Rabun

Noma Ruth Gipson Shirley, age 73, of Clayton, Georgia went to be with the Lord February 21, 2016.   Noma was born in Rabun County the daughter of the late Dock Dial Gips ...

Stephens

Mrs. Judy Ann Stroud Norris, age 69 of Morningside Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Roy and Mary C ...

White

Dorothy Marie Grizzle, 75, Cleveland
Dorothy Marie Grizzle, 75 of Cleveland passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016.  She was born in Dahlonega, GA on August 08, 1940 to the late Edward Anderson and Neoma Seabolt A ...
Dolores Mitchell Lawton, 82, Cleveland
Dolores Mitchell Lawton age 82 passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Mrs. Lawton was born June 26, 1933 in Covington, KY to t ...
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
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.