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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 7th, 2011

Forsyth

Gloria McMillan, 83, Cumming
Mrs. Gloria McMillan, age 83 of Cumming, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011. She was a longtime resident of Forsyth County and was a bailiff with the Forsyth County Judicial Cour ...
Linda Taylor, 56, Cumming
Linda Taylor, 56, of Cumming passed away Friday January 7, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.Born April 4, 1954 in Dawson County, she lived a number ...

Habersham

Charles Preston King, 65, Cornelia
Charles Preston King, age 65 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, January 07, 2011, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Hall County on September 01 ...
Dolph Leland "Sonny" Spittler, Jr., 78 of Cornelia, died, January 7, 2011. He is preceded in death by a daughter and sister. Survivors include his daughters: Jeanine C ...

Hall

Beverly M. Sandefur, 62, Canton
Beverly M. Sandefur, age 62 of Canton, passed away peacefully Friday, January 7, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband, James Sandefur Sr.; children, Lynn and Stanley Evans ...
Donald Tallent, 79, Flowery Branch
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donald Tallent, age 79, Flowery Branch, who passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011. Funeral Services are pending at this time. Evans F ...
Jeanne Dupont Strickland, 82, Gainesville
Jeanne Dupont Strickland, 82 of Gainesville died January 7, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following and extended illness. A Memorial Mass is set for 11:00 am Tuesday, Ja ...
Lorraine Holden, 83, Gainesville
Lorraine Irene Blaha Holden, 83, of Gainesville passed away Friday January 7, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Private memorial services will ...
Nancy Ann Smith, 45, Gainesville
Nancy Ann Smith, age 45, of Gainesville, Ga died Fri. 1/7. Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Sheila McNally Bergen, 92, Gainesville
Sheila McNally Bergen, 92, of Gainesville passed away January 7, 2011.Mrs. Bergen lived in Winter Park, Florida from 1959 through 2005 and was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholi ...
Shirley Raymond Fricks, 91, Gainesville
Shirley Raymond Fricks, age 91, formerly of Atlanta, Georgia, died on Friday, January 7, 2011 at Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, Georgia, after a prolonged illness. She was bo ...

Lumpkin

Garner Franklin Hester, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Garner Franklin Hester, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, January 7, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.Garner was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...
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