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Local Obits for Sat. May 21st, 2011

Dawson

Betty Ann Booker Stancil, 68, Dawsonville
Betty Ann Booker Stancil, 68, of Royston, GA, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away Saturday May 21, 2011 following an extended illness.Born January 23, 1943 in Roswell, GA to the l ...

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Paul Duncan Young, 49, Flowery Branch
Paul Duncan Young, age 49, from Flowery Branch formerly of Atlanta, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 from complications from a boating accident. He was a lifelong resident of the ...
Victoria W. Parr, 59, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for Victoria W. Parr 59 of Commerce who died Saturday May 21, 2011 after a courage battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Survi ...
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