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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 10th, 2010

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Bernardine Oâ, 95, Cumming
Bernardine Oâ

Habersham

Florence Alice Holt, 90, Demorest
Florence Alice Holt, age 90, formerly of Marion, Kansas, died April 10, 2010 in Demorest, Georgia. Born November 20, 1919 on a farm near Pilsen, Kansas, she was the daughter of Wi ...
Lola Rogers Lawson, 59, Mt. Airy
Lola Rogers Lawson, age 59 of Mt. Airy, GA, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2010, at her residence.Born in Baldwin County, Alabama on February 14, 1951, she was the daughter of Lil ...

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Cora Geriah Melissa Smolk, 102, Gainesville
Cora Geriah Melissa Smolk, 102 of Sherman Allen Road, Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at New Horizons West Nursing Home Following an extended illness ...
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