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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 31st, 2010

Dawson

Skylar Blake Thompson, 1, Dawsonville
Skylar Blake Thompson, age 1, of Dawsonville, passed away December 31, 2010. He is survived by his parents, Justin and Megan Thompson of Dawsonville; grandparents, Joey Hodges and ...

Forsyth

Willie Holbert Roper, age 89 of Forsyth County, passed away December 31, 2010. Mr. Roper was a veteran of WWII and retired from Wilson's (Tyson). He was the eldest member of ...

Gwinnett

Florence Mae Fossett, 70, Lawrenceville
Florence Mae Fossett, age 70, of Lawrenceville, GA, died on Friday, December 31, 2010, following an extended illness. Her body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held M ...

Habersham

Frances Chapman Reid, 89, Demorest
Frances Chapman Reid, age 89, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Reid was born on October ...

Hall

Annie Belle Slaton, 93, Dawsonville
Annie Belle Slaton, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Friday December 31, 2010 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health.Born August 1, 1917 to the late Jo ...
Barbara Ellen Chambers, 81, Gainesville
Barbara Ellen Chambers, 81, of Gainesville passed away Friday December 31, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Complete arrangements to be announced later.
Doris L. Edwards, 94, Oakwood
Doris L. Edwards, age 94, of Oakwood passed away Friday, December 31, 2010 at her residence after a brief illness.Doris was a Lifelong member of Oakwood First United Methodist Chur ...
Dorothy Sue Jones, 62, Flowery Branch
Dorothy Sue Jones, age 62 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Linda Ross, 60, Gainesville
Linda Ross, age 60 of Gainesville, GA died Fri 12/31/10. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Walter Hugh Chastain, 77, Marietta
Walter Hugh Chastain, age 77 of Marietta, passed away December 31, 2010. Mr. Chastain was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Ana Rotger Chastain of Mar ...

Jackson

Donald Dwight Porter, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donald Dwight Porter Sr., age 81, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010. Mr. Porter was born on December 3, 1 ...
Mildred Frances Potts, 91, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mildred Frances Potts Hunt, age 91, of Athens, GA, passed away on December 31, 2010. Mrs. Hunt was born on January 31, 1919 in Ja ...

White

Ruby Correne Henry, 88, Cleveland
Ruby Correne Henry, age 88 of Helen, passed away Friday, December 31, 2010 at Sunrise Senior Living at Five Forks. Mrs. Henry was born May 12, 1922 in Franklin County to the late E ...
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