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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Sep 30th, 2011

Dawson

Laddie H. Long, 82, Dawsonville
Laddie H. Long, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Friday September 30, 2011 at his residence following a short illness.Mr. Long was born April 12, 1929 in Lincoln County to the late G ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Alice Elizabeth Rush Jones, age 81, of Demorest, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, October 3, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Russ Barker and Rev. ...
Lucille Bond Browning, 86, Mt. Airy
Lucille Bond Browning, age 86, of St. George, West Virginia, formerly of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2011.Mrs. Browning was born on April 17, 1925, in C ...
Merlene Hogsed, 82, Cornelia
Merlene Hogsed, prominent business woman and lifelong resident of Cornelia, passed away Friday, September 30, 2011, at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Birmingh ...

Hall

Darcy Forbes, 36, Gainesville
Darcy Forbes, age 36, of Gainesville passed away peacefully on Friday, September 30, 2011 after a long illness surrounded by her loving family and friends. Funeral services will be ...
James M. "Gabby" Hayes, 78, Oakwood
James M. "Gabby" Hayes, age 78 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Satu ...
Michael Flack, 46, Sugar Hill
Michael Flack, age 46 of Sugar Hill, Georgia, died suddenly Friday, September 30, 2011 after a long battle with diabetes. Mr. Flack has been cremated and a memorial service will be ...

Lumpkin

Frances Fields, 69, Dahlonega
Mrs. Frances Fields, age 69, of Mineral Bluff, GA and formerly of Dahlonega, GA, died Thursday, September 29, 2011 at the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN following a bri ...
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