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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 14th, 2011

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Yvonne Rosenthal, 62, Statham
Yvonne Rosenthal, age 62, of Statham passed away Friday, October 14, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuner ...

Dawson

Annie Laura Harris, 92, Dawsonville
Annie Laura "Ann" Harris, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Friday October 14, 2011 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born February 5, 1919 in Hall Cou ...

Forsyth

R.C. Burruss, 88, Cumming
R.C. "Lenwood" Burruss, age 88, of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, October 14, 2011.He was a member of Concord Baptist Church. Lenwood was a World War II veteran of ...

Hall

Mrs. Janie Elizabeth "Betty" Thompson,95,went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 14, 2011, following an extended illness. A daughter of the late O.M. Burgess an ...
Retha Jane Smith Eller, 95, Gainesville
Retha Jane Smith Eller, 95, of Gainesville passed away October 14, 2011 at New Horizons North Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Monday Octobe ...
Russell L. Deal, 73, Gainesville
Russell L. "Rock" Deal, 73, of Floral City, Florida, was peacefully called home on October 14, 2011, with his family by his side in Gainesville, Georgia.He is survived by ...

Lumpkin

Ms. Louise Bennett Hulsey of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away Friday, October 14, 2011 at Gold City Nursing Home in Dahlonega, Georgia.Private family graveside services will be held ...
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