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Local Obits for Tue. May 24th, 2016

Habersham

W. Charles Ansley, 79, Mt. Airy
  W. Charles Ansley, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on September 25, 1936, he was a son of the late Homer and ...

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Margaret Rider Bates, 73, Gainesville
            Margaret Rider Bates, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cente ...
David Haskell Griffin, 67, Gainesville
Mr. David Haskell Griffin, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Lillie M. Smith, 95, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday May 27, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Lillie Mae Smith age 94 of Gainesville. The Rev. Mark Russell will officiate. ...
Sarah Willis, 77, Flowery Branch
Sarah Willis, age 77 of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 1:00pm in t ...
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