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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 29th, 2011

Forsyth

Timothy Allen Miller, 7, Cumming
Timothy Allen Miller, Jr, 7, of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, December 29, 2011.Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at McDonald and Son Fune ...

Habersham

James W. Clark, 78, Alto
James W. Clark, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2011, at his residence.Mr. Clark was born on June 4, 1933, in Banks County, Georgia; a son of the ...
Marjorie Lois Felder, 90, Clarksville
A memorial service for Marjorie Lois Felder (Marge), age 90, will be held on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church in Clarkesville. Marge died Dec. ...

Hall

Dorothy Johnson, 96, Gainesville
Ms. Dorothy Johnson, 96, Gainesville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Lumpkin

Opal Southern, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Opal Southern, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday December 29, 2011 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA.Mrs. Southern was a native and lifelong resident of Lum ...

Rabun

Herbert Jackson Fox, 69, Lakemont
HERBERT JACKSON FOX, 69, of Lakemont, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 29th, 2011. He was a Veteran of the United States Army.The family will be hosting a Celebration of ...
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.