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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 3rd, 2011

Gwinnett

Sarah Elizabeth Dodd, 85, Buford
Sarah Elizabeth Dodd, age 85, of Buford, passed away Thursday, March 03, 2011 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Ham ...

Habersham

Lovadia Etta Chastain Gerrin, age 83, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Thursday, March 03, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on August 22, 1927, in Habersham County, GA, sh ...
Ronnie L. Meeks, 57, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ronnie Lloyd Meeks, age 57, of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Paul Morris and Rev. J ...

Hall

Janice Smith-Granger, 57, Gainesville
Janice Smith-Granger, age 57 of Gainesville, Ga died Thursday, March 3, 2011. Celebration will be held Thursday, March 10th at 2pm at Heart Outreach Ministries, Atlanta Hwy, Gaines ...
Margaret L. Carrier, 74, Braselton
Margaret L. Carrier, 74, of Braselton, GA formerly of Miami, Florida, died Thursday, March 3, 2011. A Mass of Celebration will be held at 1:00pm Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at St. Micha ...
Selma Diane Latty, 51, Oakwood
Selma Diane Latty of Oakwood went home to be with Jesus on Thursday March 3 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00pm Sunday March 6 ...

Jackson

Alton Lawrence Melear, 53, Hoschton
Alton Lawrence Melear age 53 of Hoschton, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Lawson Funeral Home. The Rev. ...
Margaret Lillian Carrier, 74, Braselton
Margaret Lillian Carrier, 74 of Braselton died Thursday March 3, 2011 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later ...

Towns

Mr. Doyle Malcolm "Mike" Jones Jr., age 58, of Hiawassee, Ga. passed away March 1, 2011. Mr. Jones was born in Orlando, FL, a son to Mrs. Vivian Taylor Simmons of Jeffe ...
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