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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 26th, 2011

Habersham

Launa Viola Helton, 86, Cornelia
Launa Viola Helton, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, formerly of White County, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011.Ms. Helton was born on April 28, 1925, in White County, Georgia ...

Hall

Oliver Holloway, 88, Lula
Funeral services are scheduled for, Oliver Holloway age 88 of Lula. Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday Dec. 29,2011 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in ...
Charles E. Jordan, 74, Buford
Charles E. Jordan, age 74 of Buford, GA died Monday, December 26, 2011 following a brief illness. Funeral service will be held at 2PM on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Zion Hill Ba ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Worth McDonald, 86, Dahlonega
Thomas Worth McDonald, 86 of Dahlonega passed away Monday, December 26, 2011 at Gold City Convalescent Home, Dahlonega, GA. A private memorial service will be held at a later date ...
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