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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 24th, 2016

Banks

Maggie Lee Harrison, 81, Commerce
Maggie Lee Harrison, age 81, of Commerce, GA peacefully departed this life at The Oaks of Athens Nursing Home on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Maggie was born to the late Harold and ...

Dawson

Karol Lynn Flanders, 67, Dawsonville
  Karol Lynn Flanders, 67, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday February 24, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born October 30, 1948 in Macon, Georg ...

Habersham

Gladys Leigh Kincaid, 82, Clarkesville
Gladys Leigh Kincaid, age 82 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.  Mrs. Kincaid was born on February 8, 1934, in Victoria, Virginia, to the late Ju ...

Hall

Mogene Boggs, 81, Gainesville
Ms. Mogene Boggs, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Emory Healthcare of Atlanta, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...
Ruth Morris Burt, 84, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Ruth Morris Burt, age 84, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 27, 2016 in the Chape ...
Harold Radd Cape, 77, Gillsville
Harold Radd Cape, 77, of Gillsville, GA. passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born in Banks County, GA. on October 31, 1938 ...
Elmo Roger Clark, 80, Clermont
 Mr. Elmo Roger Clark, age 80 of Clermont, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at a lat ...
Douglas Bay Edmundson, 75, Flowery Branch
Douglas Bay Edmundson, age 75, passed away on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016, as a result of a tragic accident at his home in Flowery Branch, GA.  He was born to the late Robert Bay ...
Marion Eugene “Johnny” Thomas, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funera ...

Stephens

Roy Lee Whitfield, 73, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Lee Whitfield, age 73 of 2716 Oak Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of the late ...

White

Zoraline Gooch Grindle, 92, Cleveland
Mrs. Zoraline Gooch Grindle, age 92 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Gateway Health & Rehab following an extended illness.    &nbs ...
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.