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Hazel White, 88, Winder
  Hazel White, age 88, of Winder, GA passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vic James White, and daughter, Shirley White ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Mary Hallford Yearwood, age 84 of Phillips Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late George and Arlie Phillips Hallford ...

Gwinnett

John “Johnny” Wade Leaphart, 70, Lawrenceville
John “Johnny” Wade  Leaphart, age 70, of  Lawrenceville, Ga. passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019.. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ella Louise G ...
Audrey Richardson, 83, Suwanee
Audrey Richardson, age 83, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She is survived by her children, Kim Avery, Dacula, GA, Crystal Denise Richardson, Stone Moun ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Martha Lee Gibson Asherbranner, age 93 of Demorest, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 22, 2019 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow ...

Hall

Alice Milligan Clark, 93, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Alice Milligan Clark, 93, of Gainesville. Rev. Brian Kinney will offici ...
Noah Elijah Dela Rosa, inf, Gainesville
Noah Elijah Dela Rosa infant son of Jason and Candice Dela Rosa went to his Heavenly Home on February 20, 2019.  Graveside services will be held on Sunday February 24, ...
Zena S. Gilbert, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Zena S. Gilbert, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at The Waterford at Oakwood. Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Mr ...
Billy Joe Smith, 81, Clermont
Billy Joe Smith, age 81 of Clermont, Georgia passed away on February 20, 2019 surrounded by his loving family, pastor and nursing staff at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Billy w ...

Jackson

William "Bill" Martin Osburn, age 60, of Commerce passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, February 23, 2019 at La ...
R.L. Pruitt, 76, Commerce
R.L. Pruitt, 76 of Commerce, Ga. passed away Wednesday February 20, 2019. Mr. Pruitt was born February 7, 1943 in White County, he was the son of the late Riley and Era Gillelan ...

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Beverly Ann Castleberry Winsness, age 73, of Anderson County, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Rainey Hospice House following a brave fight with panc ...
Martha “Frances” Davis Francis, age 83, of Lavonia, Georgia, formerly of Habersham County, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Ms. Francis was ...

Stephens

Mr. Thomas Frank Alexander, age 92, of Brown Circle in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at his home. A son of the late George Washington Alexander and Rosa R ...
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