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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 13th, 2011

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Mae Bell Wall, 65, Winder
Mae Bell Wall, age 65, of Winder, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Mae is preceded in death by her daughter, Johanna Corbin; father and mother, Clayton and Clara Flanagan; ...

Forsyth

Andreas Ruck, 80, Cumming
Andreas (Andy) Ruck, 80 years old of Cumming, GA, passed away September 13, 2011. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 57 years, Maria Ruck, and his two children, Thom ...
Leman James Mills, 82, Forsyth
Leman James Mills, age 82 a native of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Mills was retired from General Motors. He was preced ...
Lillie Bell Simons, 80, Cumming
Lillie Bell Simons, age 80, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Simons and her brother, Leon Edward Farmer. ...

Habersham

Cynthia Virginia Payne Reaghard, age 64 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at the Oaks at Scenic View. Born in Stephens County on June 12, 1947, she was the daug ...
Katie Wasson Frech, 92, Cornelia
Katie Wasson Frech, age 92, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at her residence.Born in Plant City, FL on August 14, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Walt ...
Scott Mitchell Craven, 41, Mt. Airy
Scott Mitchell Craven, age 41, of Mt. Airy, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Habersham County Medical Center.Born in Toccoa, GA on April 18, 1970, he was a son of Wal ...

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Barbara Ann Ford Ramey, 57, Gainesville
Mrs. Barbara Ann Ford Ramey, age 57, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center..A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:0 ...
Edna Earle Lowry Wroe, 87, Cumming
Edna Earle Lowry Wroe, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wroe.Survivors include her children, Edmund Wroe ...
Ellen Williams, 63, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Friday September 16, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Wards Funeral Home. for Mrs. Ellen Williams 63, of Gainesville who died September 13, 2011.Rev. ...

Jackson

Bonnie Haynes, 69, Jefferson
Bonnie Haynes, age 69, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuner ...
Connie Haynes, 69, Jefferson
Connie Haynes, age 69, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfun ...
Kimberly Potts Smith, 49, Nicholson
Mrs. Kimberly Potts Smith age 49 of Nicholson died Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Smith was born in Silva, NC to Larry Potts (Celeste) and Jean Childers. Mrs ...

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Lola Bernice English Thompson Williams passed away at her residence Tuesday, September 13, 2011.She was born to parents, Freeman and Ina English on September 14, 1922. Bernice was ...

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Effie Payne Black, 96, Cleveland
Mrs. Effie Jane Payne Black, age 96 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Black was born September 12, 1915 in Stephens Co ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.