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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 17th, 2011

Habersham

Louise Smith Dover Brown, 84, Clarkesville
Louise Smith Dover Brown, age 84, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Thursday, February17, 2011 at Habersham Home West.Born on May 07, 1926, in Demorest, she was the daughter of the ...

Jackson

Walter Harry Garrabrant, 68, Jefferson
Mr. Walter Harry Garrabrant, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2011. Mr. Garrabrant was born in Irvington, New Jersey, the son of the late Walte ...
William Cooper, 85, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Taylor Cooper, age 84, of Braselton, who passed away on February 17, 2011. Mr. Cooper was born in Braselton, GA, a son to ...
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