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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 13th, 2011

Habersham

Velma C. Black, 96, Clarkesville
Velma C. Black, age 96, of Clarkesville, Georgia, formerly of McRae and Tucker Georgia, went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, August 13, 2011, following an extended illness.Mr ...

Hall

David Andrew Rankin, Jr., 90, Gainesville
Mr. David Andrew Rankin, Jr. 90 of Gainesville died Saturday August 13, 2011. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Ga ...
Mary Louise Tolbert, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Louise Tolbert, 94 of Gainesville died Saturday August 13, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Tolbert had lived in Hall County for ...
Nellie Wallace, 85, Gainesville
Nellie Wallace, 85, of Waycross, Ga. (formely of Gainesville, Ga.) passed August 10, 2011. Funeral Services Monday, August 15, 2011, 1:00pm at Rainge Memorial Chapel Blackshear, Ge ...

Jackson

Annie Laura Elrod, 90, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Annie Laura Elrod, age 90, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2011.Funeral Services are pending at this time.Eva ...
Annie Laura Underwood Elrod, 90, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Annie Laura Underwood Elrod, age 90 of Pendergrass, Georgia who passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2011. Mrs. Elrod w ...
Willette Mason Ellison, 66, Hoschton
Mrs. Willette Mason Ellison, age 66, of Hoschton, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, w ...
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