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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 14th, 2011

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Judson Griswold, 78, Statham
Judson Griswald age 78 of Statham, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966.

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John Dwight Ritcheson, 66, Dawsonville
John Dwight Ritcheson, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Monday March 14, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born June 6, 1944 in Muncie, Indiana to the late Burl Edgar ...

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Deborah Presley, 53, Cumming
Deborah Presley, 53, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday march 11th, 2011.The family will receive guest and friends at the funeral home on Monday March 14th, 2011 from the ho ...

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Jessie Butler, 72, Gainesville
Jessie Butler, age 72 of Gainesville died Monday, March 14, 2011. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Edna Elizabeth Reynolds Babb, 86 of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Monday March 14, 2011 at Bentley Assisted Living afte ...
Mollie Russell Mathis, 88, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mollie Russell Mathis, age 88, of 256 Webbs Creek Rd., Commerce, who passed away at her residence Monday morning. Mrs. Mathis was the ...

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Urness, Dorothy Luverne (Skow). Dorothy died peacefully at her home in Sky Valley, Georgia, on 14 March 2011. She was just ten days from being 95 years old. Dorothy suffered a stro ...
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