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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 29th, 2016

Habersham

Dorothy “Dot” Griffin Westmoreland, age 84, of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016. Mrs. Westmoreland was born May 6, 1931 in Demorest, GA to the late ...

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Olga Markovich, 90, Gainesville
Olga Berezni Markovich, 90, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.   A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Friday March 4, 2016 in the McGill Scar ...
Sarah McGuigan, 56, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday March 4, 2016 at Cannan Baptist Church for Sarah Elaine McGuigan age 56 of Gainesville. The Rev. Ken Anderson, Rev. Spence Full ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bertha Ruth Fuller Bailey, age 62 of 339 Old East Shoals Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton. A daughter of ...
Henry Curtis Collins, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Henry Curtis Collins, age 83 of 289 Vickery Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital.   A son of the late Nolin and Ir ...

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Miles Leon Roberts, 66, Cumming
Miles Leon Roberts, age 66, of Cumming passed away Monday, February 29, 2016.  Miles was a true country entertainment man - outgoing and funny.  He was loved by his famil ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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