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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 16th, 2011

Forsyth

Jean Anderegg Petree, 70, Cumming
Jean Anderegg Petree, 70, beloved wife and mother peacefully passed away at home in Suwanee, GA on December 16, 2011 after a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. She fo ...
Lillie Dishroon, age 90, a long time resident of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, December 16, 2011. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Jean Johnson, 66, Dacula
Barbara Jean Johnson, age 66, of Dacula, GA, passed away at her home on Friday, December 16, 2011. Mrs. Johnson's body will be cremated. A private family memorial may be held ...
Charles William Frith, 85, Buford
Charles William Frith, age 85 of Buford, GA died suddenly Friday, December 16, 2011. Mr. Frith has been cremated and a memorial service will be held later. Hamilton Mill Memorial C ...

Hall

Harold Breider, 94, Gainesville
Mr. Harold Breider passed away Friday, December 16, 2011 at age 94. Mr. Breider, originally from Mishicot and Two Rivers, Wisconsin, is survived by two sisters, Mary Rose Popovic ...
Lucie Benwald, 95, Flowery Branch
Ms. Lucie Benwald, age 95, of Flowery Branch passed away December 16, 2011 at Willow Wood Nursing Center. A private Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.Memorial P ...

White

Mary Diane Macdonald, 71, Cleveland
Mary Diane Macdonald, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away December 16, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Macdonald was born November 28, 1940 in Moline, Illinois to the la ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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