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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 1st, 2012

Forsyth

Hannah Hastings, 20, Cumming
Hannah Hastings, age 20, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012. Hannah always tried to make the most of her life. She loved photography, horses and music. She is p ...

Habersham

Betty Hammond Miller, 84, Cornelia
Betty Hammond Miller, age 84 of Macon and formerly of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012. Born in Trion, Georgia on December 19, 1927, she was the daughter of the late ...
Gavin Duran Bellotte, 28, Cornelia
Gavin Duran Bellotte, age 28 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012, at his residence. Born in Hall County on January 25, 1983, he was the son of Herbert Gregory and Shel ...

Hall

Betty Ann Chastain, 66, Gainesville
Betty Ann Chastain, 66, of Gainesville passed away Sunday January 1, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday Jan ...
Charles V. Blankenship, Jr., 73, Flowery Branch
Mr. Charles V. Blankenship, Jr., age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away January 1, 2012, at Willowwood Nursing Center, after an extended illness. Funeral Mass will be held 12:00 p.m ...
Eileen Mary Richards, 67, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Eileen Mary Richards, age 67, of Flowery Branch passed away January 1, 2012, at Willowwood Nursing Center, following an extended illness. Memorial Services will be held 11:00 ...

Jackson

Mrs. Brenda Leona Sims Brown was born November 16, 1952 to the late Odis and Geneva Randolph Sims in Jefferson, Jackson County, GA. She departed this life on January 1, 2012. Mrs ...
Mrs. Jimmie Lou Pardue, age 80, passed away on Sunday, January, 1 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Tallaluh Falls on December 4, 1 ...

Lumpkin

Margaret "Jewell" Campbell West of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home on the evening of January 1, 2012. Mrs. West was born in Centerville, Georgia. on Ju ...

White

Walter Lee Sills, 84, Cleveland
Walter Lee Sills, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Sills was born February 14, 1927 in New Hebron, MS t ...
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