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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 4th, 2011

Dawson

Cleo Swafford Bruce, 91, Dawsonville
Cleo Swafford Bruce, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Born October 9, 1920 to the late Carl and Mae Sw ...
Ernest David Bruce, 67, Dawsonville
Ernest David Bruce, 67, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Born May 31, 1944 to the late Lee and R ...

Habersham

George Joseph Harris, 79, Demorest
George Joseph Harris, age 79 of Demorest, passed away Friday, November 04, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Harris was born July 12, 1932 in Habersham County the son o ...

Hall

Joann Bales, 61, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. JoAnn Bales, 61, of Gainesville. Interment will follow at Alta Vista Cemetery ...
Paul Garland Seals, age 81, passed away peacefully at his home Friday evening, November 4, 2011, surrounded by family and friends and supported by Compassionate Hospice. Born in So ...

Jackson

Thomas Lee Whitsel, 72, Commerce
Mr. Thomas Lee Whitsel, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Friday, November 4, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Whitsel was born in Jackson County to the late Andy and Bell Roberts Whitsel. H ...

Lumpkin

Henry Homer Blackwell, 72, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Henry Homer Blackwell, age 72 of Dahlonega. Mr. Blackwell passed away Friday, November 04, 2011. Mr. Blackwell's ...
Thelma Barker Malone, 97, Dahlonega
Mrs. Thelma Barker Malone, age 97, of Dahlonega, GA, died November 4, 2011 at Gold City Convalescent Home.Mrs. Malone was a native of Millinocket, Maine and lived in North Palm Bea ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.