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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 12th, 2011

Forsyth

David Harold Miller, 56, Cumming
DAVID HAROLD MILLER, 56, of Rochester New York, passed away on Thursday August 11, 2011 after a sudden illness.The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service ...
Douglas Esco, 83, Cumming
Douglas Esco, 83, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, August 12, 2011 at his residence. Avid Georgia Bulldog supporter, retired from Lockheed, and loved to go bowling with his fami ...
Horace L. Whitmire, 76, Cumming
Horace L. "Hoss" Whitmire, age 76, a lifelong resident of Cumming, passed away Friday, August 12, 2011. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Horace was a loving a ...

Habersham

Bobbie Jean Slaton White, 72, Cornelia
Memorial services for Bobbie Jean Slaton White, age 72 of Cornelia will be held at 7:00 PM on Sunday, August 14, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. The family will receive fri ...
William M. Copelan, Jr., 81, Mt. Airy
William M. "Willie" Copelan, Jr, 81, of Mt. Airy, formerly of Abbeville, SC, passed away Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Madison, ...
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of William M. "Willie" Copelan, Jr., age 81, of Mt. Airy who passed away Friday, August 12, 2011. Arrangeme ...

Hall

Bronnie Watson "Nana" Tench, age 47, of Dewy Rose, Georgia, went to her heavenly home to be with our Lord on Friday, August 12, 2011, after a long hard-fought battle with ...
Cammie Dorene Zenor, age 46 of Lula , Ga. died of a sudden Illness on Friday August, 12 2011 at Emory Univ. Hospital of Atlanta, Ga.Born July 13, 1964 in Warren County , Va. To Jef ...
Cammie Radford Zenor, age 46 of Lula passed away Friday, August 12, 2011 following a sudden illness. Arrangements will be announced later by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 9 ...
Cora Lee Boggs, 74, Clermont
Cora Lee Boggs, age 74 of Clermont, passed away on Friday Morning, August 12, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Vicki H. Lawrence, 60, Flowery Branch
Vicki H. Lawrence, age 60 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2011 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, following an extended illness. Memorial services are ...

Jackson

Frances Rachel Martin, 80, Commerce
Ms. Frances Rachel Martin, age 80, of Commerce, GA died Friday, August 12, 2011 at her residence. Ms. Martin was born in Jackson County, GA to the late Ernest and Nola Lord Martin ...
Franklin Lamar Stringer, 47, Pendergrass
Mr. Franklin Lamar Stringer, age 47 of Pendergrass passed away Friday, August 12, 2011 following a sudden illnessMemorial Services will be held Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm ...
Vinnie J. McDonald, 95, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Vinnie J. McDonald 95 of Commerce who died August 12, 2011. Survivors include her son E.J. McDonald of Commerce, 5 Grandchildren, 14 Grea ...

White

Gladys Marie Walker, 91, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Gladys Marie Walker, age 91. Mrs. Walker passed away Friday, August 12, 2011 at a Doctor's Hospice of Georgia follow ...
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