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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 24th, 2011

Forsyth

Kathryn Forsyth, 72, Marietta
Kathryn Forsyth, 72, of Marietta, passed away on Thursday, November 24th, 2011 with her loving family at her side.The family will be planning a Memorial Service for a later date.Ar ...

Hall

Barbara Ruth Reed, 59, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Barbara Ruth Reed, age 59, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, November 24, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a sudden illness. Funeral Services will be held ...
Celestina Lencioni, 78, Murrayville
Mrs. Celestina Lencioni, age 78, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are ...
Jettie Lee Whitmire Wiley, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Jettie Lee Whitmire Wiley, 83, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at her home following a brief battle with cancer. Funeral services are sche ...

Jackson

James Cordell Fincher, 43, Commerce
James "Cory" Cordelle Fincher, 43, of Decatur passed away at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens on Thursday.Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of James Cordelle Finch ...
Willard Sanders Allen, 93, Commerce
Willard Sanders Allen, age 93, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, November 24, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Allen was born in Banks County to the late William Beecher and Eula Sanders A ...
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