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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 5th, 2016

Barrow

Cynthia Joy Hudgins Fleeman, 58, of Winder passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2016.   Born in Monroe, GA. on August 3, 1957 she was the daughter of the late L.T and Ruth ...

Habersham

Grover Lee Addis, 60, Mt. Airy
Grover Lee Addis, age 60 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016. Born in Seneca, South Carolina on November 28, 1955, he was the son of the late Lewis Addis and France ...

Hall

Franklin Keith Bailey, 76, Gainesville
      Franklin Keith Bailey, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, March 05, 2016 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness. &nbs ...
Pearl Day, 85, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday March 8, 2016 at Lebanon United Methodist Church for Pearl Maney Day, age 85 of Lula. The body will lie-in-state from 9:30 a.m ...
Faydell Demory, 87, Gainesville
Faydell Demory , age 87 of Gainesville, GA passed away on March 5, 2016. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.

Jackson

Stephen Howard Taylor, 51, Braselton
Stephen Howard Taylor, age 51 of Braselton, passed away Saturday, March 05, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center following an extended illness.     Funeral services are ...

Other

Mary Frankie Knopp Chambers, age 89, of Atlanta passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Tyus Baptist Church, ...

Union

Tami Cochran, 56, Blairsville
Deborah Lynn Murrell, age 56, of Blairsville, GA, passed away on March 5, 2016.  Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., from the Chapel of Co ...

White

Sara Requel Castaneda, 56, Clarkesville
Sara Raquel Castaneda, age 56 of Stone Mountain, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016. Mrs. Castaneda was born in El Salvador to the late Ronald Garcia and Irma America Castaneda ...
Wilma Ann Stephens, 79, Cleveland
Wilma Ann Stephens, age 79, of Cleveland passed away Saturday March 5, 2016.  Mrs. Stephens was born in Springfield, Vermont the daughter of the late Alfred A. and Rose Mar ...
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