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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Apr 21st, 2016

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Rachel Moon Hooper, 78, Alto
Rachel Moon Hooper, age 78 of Alto, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Born in Burlington, North Carolina, on April 3, 1938, she was a daughter of ...
Robert Keith Whiten, 48, Clarkesville
Robert Keith Whiten, age 48, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016. Mr. Whiten was born November 10, 1967 in Toccoa, GA. He was a member of Revive Churc ...

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James Allen Smallwood, 51, Gainesville
James Allen Smallwood, 51, of Gainesville GA passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory 355 Dawsonville Hey Gainesville, G ...
Sybil Marion Norris Smith, 83, Gainesville
   Funeral Service are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 23, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Sybil Marion Norris Smith, age 83 of Gainesville. The Rev ...
Clinton West, 61, Gainesville
Clinton West, 61, of Gainesville GA passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory 355 Dawsonville Hwy Gainesville, ...

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Mary Frances Burton, 77, Monroe
Mary Frances Burton, age 77, of Monroe passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016.  Mary loved the Lord, gospel music, her family, gardening, puzzles and canning.  She helped i ...
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.