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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 6th, 2011

Dawson

Elizabeth Hansard Sanders, 59, Dawsonville
Elizabeth "Nana" Hansard Sanders, age 59, of Dawsonville, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2011. She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death b ...
Larry Jewell Dixon, 57, Dawsonville
Larry Jewell Dixon, age 57, of Dawsonville, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2011.He was a member of Settingdown Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Dixon ...

Forsyth

Rita Anna Eisenach, 84, Cumming
Rita Anna Eisenach, age 84, of Forsyth County formerly of Waukesha, WI, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2011. Rita started the Parks and Recreation Program in the Town of Brookfie ...

Habersham

Long Vongsydanone, 54, Cornelia
Mrs. Long Vongsydanone, age 54, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2011, at her residence, following an extended illness. Mrs. Vongsydanone was born on March ...

Hall

Betty Gail Gunter, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Gail Gunter (Elizabeth Abigail Parker Gunter) died on October 6, 2011. She resided at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia.She was born on July 22, 1924 in Man ...
Duane Loggins, 80, Lula
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Duane Loggins, age 80 of Lula. Mr. Loggins passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2011 at his residence.Funeral services a ...
J. C. Dale, 73, Gainesville
J. C. Dale, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, October 6, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Graveside services are scheduled for Monday ...
Jerry L. Gunther, 52, Lula
Jerry L. Gunter, 52, of Lula died Thursday. Funeral services Sunday October 9, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Wards Funeral Home, Gainesville.
Tymanus Smith, Inf, Gainesville
Funeral services for Infant Tymanus Smith of Gainesville, Ga. the son of Amanda C. Nicely and Tyrome Smith will be held Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:00pm at Young's Funeral ...

Lumpkin

James Harry Taylor, 60, Dahlonega
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2011 in the chapel of Little & davenport Funeral Home for Mr. James "Jimmy" Harry Taylor, 60, of Dahlo ...
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