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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 18th, 2011

Dawson

Wynona Harris Payton, 84, Dawsonville
Wynona Harris Payton, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 18, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Born November 6, 1926 in Carrollton, Georgia to the lat ...

Gwinnett

David G. Holland died August 18, 2011 at his home after a three year battle with cancer. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11:00 am Monday, August 22, 2011 at St. Michael C ...
Thomas Steven (Steve) Sheffield, beloved son, husband, and father passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 18, 2011 following a brief illness.He is preceded in death by his mothe ...

Habersham

Hannelore Ida Foerster, 84, Clarkesville
Hannelore Ida Foerster, age 84, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 18, 2011.Miss Foerster was born on May 18, 1927, in Germany. She was pre ...

Hall

Charles Zachary Bishop, 18, Flowery Branch
Mr. Charles Zachary Bishop, age 18, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2011. Zach was born in Gainesville on December 6, 1992 to Charles Willard Bishop Jr. of G ...

Jackson

Thomas Crenshaw, M.D, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of John Thomas Crenshaw, M.D., age 77, of Jefferson, who passed away on August 18, 2011. Dr. Crenshaw was born on September 2, 1933 in Maysvi ...
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