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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 26th, 2011

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Carole F. Mishler, 73, Cumming
Carole F. Mishler, age 73, of Cumming formerly of Bella Vista, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2011. She was born March 29, 1938 in Harvey, IL to Dorothea and Willia ...

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Mary Sue Merck Allison, 85, Cornelia
Mary Sue Merck Allison, age 85, of Cornelia Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Mrs. Allison was born in Hall County on January 16, 1926; she was the daughter of ...

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Barbara Dale (Dyer Kimsey) Branson, 65, Oakwood, died Wednesday, Oct. 26.She was predeceased by her father Cread Dyer and brother Allan Dyer.Her survivors include husband Ray Brans ...
J. Harold Bennett, 72, Flowery Branch
Mr. J. Harold Bennett, age 72, of Flowery Branch passed away October 26, 2011 following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held 11:00am Saturday, October 29, 2011 from ...
Willie Helen Minish, 90, Danielsville
Mrs. Willie Helen Minish, age 90, of Danielsville, GA died Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Minish was born in Madison County to the late Preston and Maxie Elmir ...
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