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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 17th, 2011

Dawson

Mary Helen Luke, 90, Dawsonville
Mary Helen Luke, 90, of Dawsonville passed away Monday October 17, 2011 at Mountain View Health Center following a period of declining health.Born August 29, 1921 in Orlando, Flori ...

Habersham

Walter Reed Ballew, 69, Cornelia
Graveside services for Walter Reed Ballew, age 69, of Cornelia, will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Clarkesville. T ...

Jackson

Henry L. (Tom) Brown, 86, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Henry L. (Tom) Brown 86 of Commerce.Services will be Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 from the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home. Burial in the Blacks Cree ...
James H. Holland, 34, Pendergrass
James H. Holland, age 34 of Pendergrass, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011 in Pendergrass, Georgia following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Oct ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Ruth Hobson Campbell, age 64, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011. Mrs. Campbell was born in Athens, GA, ...
Shirley H. Hauntsman, 76, Commerce
Mrs. , age 76, of Danielsville, GA died Monday, October 17, 2011 at Heritage Healthcare of Athens. Mrs. Hauntsman was born in Pelham, New Hampshire to the late Herman and Vera Car ...

Lumpkin

Beth Ann Keihn, 58, Dahlonega
We are sorry to announce the death of Beth Ann Keihn "Staker" on October 17, 2011.Beth was born in Muncie, Indiana on June 20th 1953. She was employed by the City of Munc ...

White

Charles Blane Helton, 55, Cleveland
Rev. Charles Blane Helton age 55 of Cleveland passed away Monday October 17, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Rev. Helton was born in Habersham County on January 27, 1956 ...
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