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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 4th, 2016

Forsyth

Lewis Allen Day, 60, Cumming
Lewis Allen Day, age 60, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016. Mr. Day was born on February 9, 1956 to the late Ralph and Mattie Lee Day. Survivors include ...
Cathy passed away peacefully at our home in Cumming on April 4, 2016. She was proceeded in death by: her parents Ruth Couch and Willie Anderson, and brother & sister-n-law Bi ...

Gwinnett

Jerry Clarence Davis, 65, Sugar Hill
Jerry Clarence Davis, 65, of Sugar Hill, GA died at his home on April 4, 2016.  Born in Chattanooga, TN he was the son of the late Clarence A. Davis and Vera Davis Frazier of ...

Habersham

Naomi Ruth Herrin Mitchell, age 85 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, April 04, 2016 following an extended illness.   Born in Cornelia, Georgia on November 02, 1931, sh ...
William Eldon Marolf age 80, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April  4, 2016. Mr. Marolf was born September 8, 1935 in Clio, Iowa, to the late Lionel and Zelpha Vinzan ...
Forrest Clifford “Bud” Rossey, Jr., age 85, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Rossey ...
Howard Cleo Taylor, 98, Turnerville
Funeral services for Howard Cleo Taylor, age 98 of Tallulah Falls will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 12:00 PMfrom the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Franklin off ...

Hall

Marlowe Davis Collins, 84, Oakwood
            Mrs. Marlowe Davis Collins, age 84 of Oakwood, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical ...
William T. Gilstrap, 86, Gainesville formerly of Cumming
William T. Gilstrap, 86, of Gainesville, GA (and formerly of Cumming) died on April 4, 2016.  Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of the late Rev. Thomas W. Gilstrap and Flonni ...
Stephen Andrew Parker, 30, Gainesville
Mr. Stephen Andrew Parker, age 30, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 7, 2016 in the Chapel of Mem ...

Jackson

Matilda Pearl Housch Benton, of the home, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016. She was 91. Born in Chickamauga, GA on June 27, 1924, Mrs. Benton was the daughter of the late Walter M ...

Lumpkin

Jane Goldstein Cashell, 75, Dahlonega
  Jane Goldstein Cashell, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA passed away April 4, 2016. Jane is preceded in death by her parents, Max and Laura Goldstein and brother Steven Goldst ...

Other

Judy Hazeline Williams, age 76, of Athens passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016.  Judy liked arts and crafts.  She is survived by her daughters Julie Lawrence and husband Gre ...

White

Harold "Buddy" Burdett, 57, Cleveland
   Harold "Buddy" Burdett, age 57, of Cleveland, GA passed away Monday, April 4, 2016. He was a retired auto mechanic and a loving person, as well as an a ...
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