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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 29th, 2011

Forsyth

Betty Jean (Jones) Shedd, 78, of Cumming, GA, was called home by the Lord on Friday, April 29, 2011. Absent from the body, present with the Lord. She is survived by her husband o ...

Gwinnett

Allene T. Dover, 83, Buford
Allene T. Dover, age 83, of Buford, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Lizzie Turner. ...

Lumpkin

JD Mincey, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. JD Mincey, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at the Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega. JD was born in Hall County, GA, May 10, 1932, and had liv ...
Mac Mitchell Davis, 61, Dahlonega
Mac Mitchell Davis, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at his residence following a sudden illness. Mac was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, ...
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