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Local Obits for Mon. May 16th, 2016

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Adger L. (Al) Nix, 84, Auburn
Adger L. “Al” Nix, age 84, of Auburn and formerly of Habersham County, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016.   Mr. Nix was born on February 19, 1932, ...

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Bobbie T. Owen, 74, Dawsonville
Bobbie T. Owen, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Monday May 16, 2016 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following an extended illness. Born May 24, 1941 in Forsyth County to the lat ...

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Katherine Johnson, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Katherine Johnson, age 94 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, May ...

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Willie David Haynes, 69, Commerce
Willie David Haynes, age 69 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday May 16, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Haynes was the son of the late Ernest Willie Haynes and Francine Crum ...
Lonnie Carroll Jones, 57, Pendergrass
            Mr. Lonnie Carroll Jones, age 57 of Pendergrass, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at his residence following a ...

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James Byron Jordan, 86, Eastanollee
  Mr. James Byron Jordan, age 86 of Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, South Carolina.   A son of the lat ...
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