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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 28th, 2011

Banks

James Travis Guess, 62, Gillsville
James Travis Guess, 62, of Gillsville passed away Thursday July 28, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Saturday Ju ...

Forsyth

Thomas Eugene Curry, 83, Cumming
October 5, 1927, Tom was born in Hamilton, KS, to parents Thomas Preston Curry (1899-1958) and Clara Irma Manis Curry (1905-1999). He passed away at his home, 3103 Columns Drive, C ...
Tom L. Jones, 75, Cumming
Tom L. Jones, 75, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Atlanta on July 28, 2011. Born in Pickens County, GA he was the son of the late Lawrence and Lola Bell Jones.Tom is sur ...

Gwinnett

John Morris Bennett, 72, Powder Springs
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Atlanta West Pentecostal Church in Lithia Springs for John Morris Bennett, 72, of Powder Springs. Rev. Darrel ...

Habersham

Doris Smith Ricketson, 83, Cornelia
Doris Smith Ricketson, age 83, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011 at her residence.Born in Smithville, TX on August 18, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Hen ...

Hall

Irene Stevens Holman, NA, Gainesville
Irene Stevens Holman, of Gainesville, Passed away Thursday July 28, 2011. Funeral Services to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main Street Gainesville. www.wardsfh.com
Irene Stevens Holman, NA, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday July 31, 2011 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Irene Stevens Holman of Gainesville. Rev. Les Fuller and Rev. Steve Baker will off ...
Jack Lewis Reed, 76, Gainesville
Jack Lewis Reed, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, July 31, 20 ...
JoAnn Mullings, 69, Lula
JoAnn Mullings, age 69 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, July 31 ...
Perry Neal Oliver, 63, Lula
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces that funeral services for Perry Neal Oliver, 63, of Lula will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chap ...

Jackson

David Richard "Dave" King, 53, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Richard "Dave" King, age 53, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2011. Mr. King was born in Philadelph ...

White

Dennis Lamar Seymour, 64, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Sgt. Dennis "Bugs" Lamar Seymour, 64, of Cleveland. Sgt. Seymour passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011, at his re ...
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