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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 29th, 2020

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Ruth Loftice Ashburn, 83, Bethlehem
Ruth Loftice Ashburn, age 83, of Bethlehem, GA passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020. She is survived by her children, Ted and Lynn Ashburn, Dacula, GA, Barbara and Dan Fitzge ...

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Billy R. Roland, 74, Dawsonville
Billy R. Roland, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday February 29, 2020 following a period of declining health. Born February 22, 1946 to the late Earl and Ida Mae Roland, he ...

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Felix “Charlie” Blankenship passed away peacefully at home on February 29, 2020 after a year -long battle with lung cancer.  He was born on May 25, 1965 in Chattan ...
Mr. Handsel Grady Morgan, Sr., age 98, of Buford, GA, passed away on February 29, 2020.  He is survived by three children, daughter, Ann Morgan Kaser, of Los Angeles, CA; son, ...

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Pastor Ricky Joseph Bright, 52, Clarkesville
Pastor Ricky Joseph Bright, age 52 of Clarkesville, passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020. He was born on November 2, 1967 in Aiken, South Carolina a son of the late Robert Jo ...

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Mrs. Eddie Ruth Hunnicutt Tolliver, 88, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.   The graveside ...

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Amory Jackson Barrett, 58, Commerce
Amory Jackson Barrett, Commerce, passed away February 29, 2020. He was 58. After a sudden illness, Mr. Barrett died at Emory University Hospital surrounded by family, with nephew, ...
Jimmy T. Chaney, 71, Commerce
Jimmy T. Chaney 71, of Commerce passed away on Saturday February 29, 2020. Professional services entrusted to Wimberly & White Funeral Home.

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Emily Ellen Garrett, 71, Cleveland
Mrs. Emily Ellen Garrett, age 71, of Cleveland passed away Friday, February 29, 2020.  Mrs. Garrett was born on August 7, 1948 to the late Arthur Daniel and Corre ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...