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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 30th, 2011

Banks

Robert L. Gravette, 78, Homer
Robert Louis Gravette, age 78 of Maysville, GA passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center. Born in Hillsborough, North Carolina on March 16, 1933, he was th ...

Forsyth

Hartly Ann McInerney, 4, Cumming
HARTLY ANN MC INERNEY, 4, of Marietta, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 30th, 2011.A Celebration of Life Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, January 13th, 2012 at St. Ann& ...
Joe O. Douglas, 84, Alpharetta
Joe O. Douglas, 84, of Alpharetta, GA, formerly of Savannah, GA, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 after a short illness. Services are scheduled for Monday, January 2, 2012 at ...
Kathy Ann (Barrett) Brackett, age 56 of Cumming, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marcus and V. Z. Barrett.Survivors include her da ...
Rubydean Holtzclaw, 85, Cumming
Rubydean Holtzclaw, age 85, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011. Rubydean was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church w ...
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 155 Professional Park Drive, Cumming, Georgia. ...

Hall

Mrs. Bonnie Lingerfelt Gardiner, age 88, of Maysville, GA died Friday, December 30, 2011 at Northeast GA Medical Center. Mrs. Gardiner was born in Lumpkin County to the late Cicer ...
James Edward Waller, 64, Gainesville
Mr. James Edward Waller age 64, of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday December 30, 2011 following an extended illness. Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday January 04, 20 ...
Martha A. Millar, 53, Gainesville
Martha Millar, longtime resident of Gainesville and North Georgia died December 30, 2011, in her home, on her 54th birthday after a courageous battle with amyotrophic lateral scler ...
Martha Millar, 54, Gainesville
Martha Millar, longtime resident of Gainesville and North Georgia died December 30, 2011, in her home, on her 54th birthday after a courageous battle with amyotrophic lateral scler ...
Miller Leslie Watkins, Jr., 73, Gainesville
Longtime Gainesville resident Miller Leslie Watkins, Jr. passed away at home with his family at his side on Friday, December 30, 2011.A memorial service for Mr. Watkins will be hel ...
Robert Lanoue Turk, 61, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday January 2, 2012, in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Robert Lanoue Turk, 61, of Gainesville. Rev. Calvin ...

Jackson

Linda Carol Gailey, 66, Commerce
Mrs. Linda Carol Gailey age 66 of Commerce died Friday, December 30, 2011 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Gailey was born in Fulton County to Mary Sue Tabor Gailey of Comm ...
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.