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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 5th, 2011

Forsyth

John Colin Strickland, 57, Cumming
John Colin Strickland, 57, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, March 05, 2011 at his residence. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Dr., Cumming, GA 30040. ...

Habersham

Mary Lou Smelcer Ballew, 79, Demorest
Mary Lou Smelcer Ballew, age 79, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2011. Mrs. Ballew was born on January 17, 1932, in Belmont, North Carolina, to the late Law ...

Hall

Narges Mady, NA, Gainesville
Narges Mady 87, of Gainesville, entered into the presence of her Savior, on Saturday March 5, 2011. Narges lived all her life shinning the love of Jesus Christ form her heart to he ...
William Charles Simpson, 59, Flowery Branch
William Charles Simpson, 59 of Flowery Branch, Ga. passed away on Saturday March 5, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Simpson was born on Wednesday June 27, 1951 in Hall County, Georgia to ...
William Kirkland "Kirk" Gore, 76, Gainesville
William Kirkland "Kirk" Gore, 76, of Gainesville passed away Saturday March 5, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Memorial services will b ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. William 'Bill" Isenecker Jr., age 78 of Sautee. Mr. Isenecker passed away Saturday, March 05, 2011 at his r ...
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