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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 16th, 2017

Dawson

Sherry Rochell Dodd, 48, Dawsonville
Sherry Rochell Dodd, age 48 of Dawsonville, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Anderson; sister, Paula Anderson; gran ...

Habersham

Dr. Johnny “Butch” Jett, Jr., age 69, of Clarkesville, Georgia, graduated to Heaven on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Dr. Jett was born on February 11, 1948, in Chambl ...

Hall

Elton M. Palmer, 91, Clermont
Mr. Elton M. Palmer, 91 of Clermont, GA passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017. A Memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Little & Davenport Funeral Home ...

Other

Linda Sheffield Smith, 75, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Sheffield Smith, age 75 of Athens, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, February 16, 2017.  Mrs. Smith was born in Dona ...

Stephens

Gayle Crawford Peters, 68, Toccoa
Gayle Crawford Peters          Toccoa, GA   Mrs. Gayle Elizabeth Crawford Peters, age 68 of Audubon Place, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, Februa ...

White

Betty Ann Pardue, 77, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Betty Ann Pardue, age 77 of Cleveland.  Mrs. Pardue passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017. Mrs. Pardue was bo ...
'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
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment