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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 16th, 2011

Banks

Woodie Ruth Brock Chambers, age 85 of Homer, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2011, at a private nursing facility following an extended illness. Born on January 06, 1926, she was th ...

Habersham

Rev. Robert "Bob" L. Ramsey, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011, at Mountain View Health Care in Clayton. Rev. Ramsey was born in Harlem ...
Robert Ramsey, 79, Clayton
Robert Ramsey, age 79, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011.Those wishing to express condolences to the Ramsey family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfue ...
Doris G. Blair, 88, Atlanta
Doris Blair, age 88, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011. Ms. Blair was born on October 22, 1922, in Habersham County, Georgia. She was the daughter of ...

Hall

Clyde R. Bowen, 76, Gainesville
Clyde R. Bowen age 76 of Gainesville died Sunday January 16, 2011. Funeral services wil be announced by Little and Davenport Funeral Home in Gainesville.
Clyde Randford "Randy" Bowen, 76, Gainesville
Clyde Randford "Randy" Bowen, 76, died Sunday at his home in Gainesville after battling poor health for more than ten years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Alma ...
Faye Shope Whitmire, 71, Gainesville
Faye Shope Whitmire, age 71 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from a brief illness.A Memorial service will be he ...
Fred Hart, 85, Gainesville
Fred Hart, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2011. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gaine ...
Marian Brock Jones, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Marian Brock Jones, 81 of Gainesville passed away Peacefully Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community. Mrs. Jones was born in Hall Count ...

Jackson

Mr. Richard John Chambers, Sr., age 79, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Chambers was born in Douglas to the late, Rufus and Ge ...
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