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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 23rd, 2017

Banks

Lonnie Oliver Baker, 75, Maysville
Lonnie Oliver Baker, age 75 of Maysville, GA passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Homer, GA, Mr. Baker was the son of the late Arvil and C ...

Barrow

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Marvin James “Jimmy” Hanson Jr., age 72, of Winder, who passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Mr. Hanson was born in ...

Habersham

Rev. Charles Crawford Alexander, age 88 of Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at North East Georgia Medical Center. Born in Barberton Ohio on July 2, 1928, he ...

Hall

Linda Gail Ivester, 61, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday February 25, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Linda Gail Ivester age 61 of Gainesville. Pastor Jeff Benefield will ...
Jo Ann Collins Lovell, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Jo Ann Collins Lovell, age 84, of Gainesville, Georgia peacefully passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 26, ...
Edward "Duane" Roberts, 63, Flowery Branch
Edward “Duane” Roberts, 63, of Flowery Branch, GA went peacefully to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 23, 2017 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Bor ...

Jackson

Heath Beatty, 38, Foley, Ala., formerly of Jefferson
Heath was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and was a very talented carpenter and artist, which he got from his maternal grandfather Bob Byess. Heath was raised i ...
Edna Elicia Goodwin, 66, Athens
Edna Elicia Goodwin, age 66 of Athens, GA passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Athens, GA, Mrs. Goodwin was the daughter of the late Edward an ...
William Travis Little, 74, Union City
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Travis Little, age 74, of Union City, who passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Mr. Little was born in Atlanta, Georgia, ...
Jackie Dean Sneed, 65, Commerce
Jackie Dean Sneed, age 65, of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017.   Born in Decatur, GA, Mr. Sneed was the son of the late Clifford Leon and Lois Watson Sn ...

Lumpkin

Gary Allen Richardson, 85, Dahlonega
Gary Allen Richardson, 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday February 23, 2017. He was born on November 8, 1931 in Louisville, KY the son of Collie Stanford and Audrey Re ...

Stephens

Leonard Lee Hall, 55, Palmetto, formerly Carnesville
Leonard Lee Hall, 55 of Palmetto, GA, formerly of the Prospect Community of Carnesville, GA. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Laura Kay Hall, daughters: Kayla (Jason) ...
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