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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 17th, 2016

Dawson

Loy D. Hughes, 88, Monroe
Loy D. Hughes, 88, of Monroe passed away Monday May 16, 2016 at Great Oaks Senior Living following a period of declining health. Born September 13, 1927 in Dawson County to the ...

Habersham

Grady Lee Poole, 91, Clarkesville
Grady Lee Poole, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away peacefully at his home of almost 24 years in Clarkesville, Georgia on Monday, May 16, 2016. ...

Hall

Amy Lucille Fleming (Susie) died peacefully on May 17, 2016 at Ashton Senior Living after a brief illness.  She was a charter member of Lakewood Baptist Church.  Because ...
George Harold Hogsed, Jr., 77, Gainesville
Mr. George Harold Hogsed, Jr., 77, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.   A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mr. Hogsed was born on September 17, 1938. ...
Sherry Malee Mills, 53, Oakwood
Mrs. Sherry Malee Mills, age 53 of Oakwood, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, Ma ...

Lumpkin

Donald James Capie, 78, Dahlonega, formerly of Chula Vista, California
Donald James Capie age 78 of Dahlonega and Chula Vista California passed away on May 17, 2016. Don was born in Long Island New York and served in the US Navy, he was a member of th ...

Stephens

Mr. James Claborn Holbrooks, Sr., age 83 of 606 Cedar Fork Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Paul Eugene and ...

White

Dewey L. Turner, 52, Cleveland
Dewey LaWayne Turner, age 52 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Habersham Home. Mr. Turner was born on April 14, 1964, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Ralph and F ...
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