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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 15th, 2012

Dawson

Lester Wenzel, Jr., 79, Dawsonville
Lester Wenzel, Jr., 79, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 15, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Born February 19, 1932 in LaSalle, Illinois to the late Le ...

Forsyth

Joe A. Blackwood, 66, Cumming
Joe A. Blackwood, age 66, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and R ...

Gwinnett

Janice Blackwell, 68, Duluth
JANICE BLACKWELL, 68, of Duluth, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 15th, 2012.Services are pending and will be announced.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Ser ...

Hall

George Hammond Law Jr., 82, Gainesville
George Hammond Law Jr. passed away on January 14, 2012, in Gainesville , Georgia , surrounded by his family and wonderful Morningside staff. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's ...
Joseph Goble III, 55, Talking Rock
Mr. Joseph Goble III, age 55, of Talking Rock, GA, passed Sunday afternoon January 15,2012 at the North Georgia Medical Center in Ellijay,GA.Surviving are the wife, Nellie Goble, T ...
Marjorie Lorene Knight Wellborn, 87 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on Sunday January 15, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Wellborn had been in declining health fo ...
Myrtle Laurann Quaife, 84, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 4:00p.m. Tuesday January 17, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Myrtle Laurann Ford Quaife age 84 of Gainesville. High Priest R ...
Wayne M. Roberts, 69, Oakwood
Mr. Wayne M. Roberts, age 69, of Oakwood, passed away January 15, 2012 following a brief illness at Southeast Georgia Health System.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, J ...

Jackson

Joseph Thomas Williams, 80, Commerce
Mr. Joseph Thomas Williams, age 80 of Commerce died Sunday, January 15, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Williams was born in Commerce to the late, Bill and Hilda Wilbanks Williams. He ...

White

Ada Mae Wurst Patterson, 101, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ada Mae Wurst Patterson, age 101, died January 15, 2012 at Foothills Retirement Home in Dahlonega.A memorial service for Mrs. Patterson is scheduled for 2 PM Sunday, March 25, ...
Rita Lepera Fain, 79, Helen
Rita Lepera Fain, age 79, of Helen, GA passed away Sunday January 15, 2012 at a private health care center in Cleveland, GA. Mrs. Rita Fain (Gram) was born in Philadelphia PA, to 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