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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 5th, 2016

Habersham

Allen Nicely, 74, Cornelia
Allen Nicely, age 74 of Cornelia, departed this life on February 5, 2016. Mr. Nicely was born January 27, 1942 in Hayesville, NC to the late William and Estella Moore Nicely. He ...

Hall

Addis C. Purcell, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Addis C. Purcell, 95 of Gainesville died Friday February 5, 2016 at a private nursing home following an extended illness. Born in Jackson County, February 2, 1921, Mrs. Pur ...

Lumpkin

Kim Douglas Allison, age 58, a longtime resident of Lumpkin County passed away February 5, 2016.   Kim was an Army veteran.  He was a family man and really loved hi ...
Ronnie Lee Mincey, 66, Dahlonega
Ronnie Lee Mincey, age 66, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on February 5, 2016 at his residence.   Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents Kermit and ...
Carlton Seitz, 95, Dahlonega
Carlton Seitz age 95 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on February 5, 2015 surrounded by his granddaughters. He was known as PawPaw to those who loved him most and was the most soft spo ...

Other

Suman Khanna, 69, Atlanta
Ms. Suman Khanna age 69 of Atlanta passed away on February 5, 2016. A service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday February 6, 2015 at 11am.   Co ...

Stephens

Mrs. Barbara Lee Campbell Burnette age 87 of 258 Letourneau Drive passed away Friday February 5, 2016 at Willow Gardens of Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Steve and El ...
Mrs. Tommie Agnes LeCroy McCollum, age 72, of Collins Road, Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Northridge Health and Rehab Center in Commerce, Ga.  ...

White

Ruby Merle Buckholts, 85, Cleveland
Ruby Merle Buckholts, age 85 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016.  Mrs. Buckholts was born October 18, 1930 in Sparks, GA to the late Roy and Essie Barton Ro ...
Rodney Denton Fitzgerald, 82, Cleveland
Rodney Denton Fitzgerald, age 82 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016. Mr. Fitzgerald was born December 15, 1933 in Waverly, FL to the late George Ralph Fitzgerald ...
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.