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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 20th, 2011

Forsyth

John Michael Howie (Mike), age 67, of Cumming, GA, passed away quietly at home surrounded by family on January 19, 2011. He was the son of the late R. J. and Mary Howie of Hamlet, ...
Toy Ingram Tallant, 61, Cumming
Toy Ingram Tallant (February 28, 1949-January 20, 2011) Toy Tallant was born in Forsyth County on February 28, 1949, to parents, Ingram and Ruby Dunson Tallant. Toy is a graduate o ...

Habersham

Betty Martin Smith, 75, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Betty Martin Smith, age 75, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at 4:00 PM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Dr. Bill Cashion and Rev ...
Elizabeth Irvin Griffin, age 84, of Royston and formerly of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011. Mrs. Griffin was born on May 5, 1926, in Jackson County, Geor ...
Virginia Ruth Burrell, 84, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Virginia Ruth Burrell, 84, of Parkland, Fla., and Clarkesville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Brion ...

Hall

Dr. H. Boyd Israel Ed.d., 85, Leesburg
Dr. H. Boyd Israel, Ed.d., 85, of Leesburg, GA died Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Palmyra Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3:00 PM at Central Baptist C ...
Guy Burdell McClure, Jr., 95, Gainesville
Guy Burdell McClure, Jr. passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was 95 years old.A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January ...
James Wiley Smith, 86, Lula
James Wiley Smith, age 86 of Lula, left this earthy life to join his beloved wife Ruby, the afternoon of January 20, 2011 in the Limestone Heritage Oaks. He leaves to cherish his ...
Lucille Bruce, Gaineville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Lucille Bruce of Gainesville. Complete arraignment will be announced later by Wards Funeral Home 758 Main St Gainesville.
Michael "Mickey" Eugene Neidenbach (1953-2011)Mickey Neidenbach died on the morning of Thursday, January 20, 2011. He was 57 years old. Mickey was a devoted husband and f ...
Norma Iley Pitts, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Norma Iley Pitts, born July 19, 1924, departed this life on January 20, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Judge Orville Eugene Pitts.Mrs. Pitts is survived by he ...
Philip Ray Skinner, 65, Gainesville
Philip Ray Skinner, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedule ...
Phillip Ray Skinner, 65, Gainesville
Phillip Ray Skinner, 65, Gainesville, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2011.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville.

Rabun

Lavina Elizabeth Whitmire Dixon, 87, of Clayton, GA, passed away Thursday evening, January 20, 2011 at Stephens County Hospital.She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of ...
Lynda Jean Shoemake, 48, Chestnut Mountain
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lynda Jean Shoemake Iannuzzi, age 48 of Chestnut Mountain, who passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011. Mrs. Iannuzzi was born ...
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