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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 26th, 2011

Dawson

Larry Daniel "Luke" Martin, 62, Dawsonville
Larry Daniel "Luke" Martin, 62, of Dawsonville went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday April 26, 2011 at his residence following a short illness.Born January ...

Gwinnett

Michael Doran Kiah, 59, Dacula
Michael Doran Kiah, age 59, of Dacula, GA died on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville, GA. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 28, 2011, a ...

Habersham

Emma Nell Davidson, 64, Lula
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Emma Nell Davidson, age 64 of Lula, GA who passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and wi ...
Janie Lee Dill Phillips, 51, Cornelia
Janie Lee Dill Phillips, age 51, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at her residence.Born on August 15, 1959, in Habersham County, GA. Mrs. Phillips was of the Ba ...
Rachel Cowart Benfield, 89, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Rachel Cowart Benfield, age 89, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. ...
Robert F. "Bill" Pitts, 84, Clarkesville
Mausoleum side services for Robert F. "Bill" Pitts, age 84, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from the Yonah Memorial Gardens with Rev. ...

Hall

Emma Nell Ambrose Davidson, age 64, of Lula, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on November 01, 1946, in Evans County,Jesup, GA. She w ...

Jackson

Marvin Dean Allen, 68, Statham
Mr. Marvin Dean Allen, age 68, of Statham Ga. passed away Monday, April 25, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton Ga. 30548. 706-654-0966 www.lawsonf ...

Lumpkin

Lorayne Doom Thompson, 82, Dahlonega
Lorayne Doom Thompson, 82, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. She was born April 14, 1929, to Otto & Edna Johnson Doom in New Albany, MS. She married Marvin ...
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