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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 28th, 2011

Forsyth

Benjamin Wyatt Cagle, 84, Cumming
Benjamin Wyatt Cagle, age 84, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allison Randol ...

Habersham

David Bryant,, 61, Demorest
David Bryant, age 61, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2011, following an extended illness.No formal memorial services are planned at this time for Mr. Bryan ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Brenda Joyce Chandler Duncan, 67, of Commerce, who died April 28, 2011.She was the daughter of the late Winford and Mary Irene Shope Chandl ...
Michayla Lynne Staton, 15, Nicholson
Ms. Michayla Lynne Staton, age 15, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, April 28, 2011 at her residence. Ms. Staton was the daughter of Casey (Sharan) Staton of Athens and Deborah Scog ...
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