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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 ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.