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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 3rd, 2011

Dawson

James "Jim" Popp, 68, Big Canoe
James "Jim" Popp, 68, of Big Canoe passed away Wednesday August 3, 2011 at Piedmont Hospital following a period of declining health.Born October 27, 1942 in Middletown, O ...

Forsyth

Mary Beth Davidson, 25, Cumming
Mary Beth Davidson, 25, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011. Born in Decatur, GA she was the daughter of Bill and Beth Davidson of Cumming, GA. She is preceded ...

Habersham

Graveside services for James Chandler Izach Faries, infant son of Kenneth Richard Faries, Jr., and Erica Michelle Renee Rice of Cornelia will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 5 ...

Hall

Gertrude "Gerty"Terry, 89, Gainesville
Gertrude "Gerty" Terry, 89, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday August 3, 2011. Arrangements later by Wards Funeral Home of Gainesville.
John Lewis Pitts, 73, Gainesville
John Lewis Pitts, age 73 of Conyers, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth of complication of Pneumonia.Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

William Gregory Pendergast, age 80, of Hoschton, passed Wednesday August 3, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.laws ...

Lumpkin

Dorothy Fae Beck, 89, Dahlonega
Mrs. Dorothy Fae Beck, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mrs. Beck was born in Lumpkin County May 13, ...
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