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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 10th, 2011

Forsyth

Calvin Monroe Samples, 74, Cumming
Calvin Monroe Samples, age 74, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2011. He was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church. He loved to farm, fish and hunt. Monroe is prec ...
Karen B. Oxner, Cumming
Karen B. Oxner of Cumming, GA passed from this life on December 10,2011 to join her parents, Bruce and Jean Oxner, and sister Sherry J.Bridges.Kaye's unique flair for life, he ...

Habersham

Lunette Swanson Hamby, 88, Clarkesville
Lunette Swanson Hamby, age 88, of Clarkesville, GA, died Saturday, December 10, 2011 in Cleveland, GA, following an extended illness.Mrs. Hamby was born on September 22, 1923 in Ac ...

Hall

Clarence Templeton Hawkins, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Clarence Templeton Hawkins, age 78, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2011 at The Bell Minor Home following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Tues ...

Jackson

Joanne Bellamy Legg, 74, Commerce
Mrs. Joanne Bellamy Legg age 74 of Commerce died Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Kennestone Hospital. Mrs. Legg was born in Banks County to the late, William Parks and Kathleen Vau ...

Lumpkin

Carl Albert Robertson Jr., 65, Murrayville
Mr. Carl Albert Robertson Jr., age 65, of Murrayville, GA died Saturday, December 10, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Robertson was a native of St. Louis, MO who had lived in the Lumpkin ...
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