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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 27th, 2011

Forsyth

James Augustus Stephens, 82, Big Canoe
James Augustus Stephens, 80, of Big Canoe, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 27, after a long illness. He was born on February 11, 1931, in Damascus, Alabama, and grew up in Sa ...

Habersham

Edna Kathleen "Kathy" Broome, age 68, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 following a brief illness.Born on February 7, 1943, in Habersham County, ...

Hall

James A. Pirkle, Sr., 78, Gainesville
James A. Pirkle, Sr., age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Apri ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home announces services for William Moran (Billy) Hendricks Jr. age 67 of Commerce. He was the son of the late William Moran Hendricks Sr. and Beatrice Wood Hendricks ...

Lumpkin

Geraldine Collins Temple, 73, Dahlonega
Mrs. Geraldine Collins Temple, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at her home.Mrs. Temple was born in Birmingham, Alabama and had lived in Lumpkin County for ...
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
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment
NASCAR Modified legend Stefanik dies in plane crash
Mike Stefanik, one of two drivers in NASCAR history to win nine national series or touring championships, died Sunday in a small single-seat plane crash. He was 61.
Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70
Eddie Money, the husky-voiced, blue collar rock star known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight," has died at 70