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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 19th, 2012

Forsyth

Kenneth Wayne McWhorter, 58 of Cumming, GA passed away on January 19, 2012. Born in Atlanta, GA, he is the son of the late John and Rosa McWhorter, Sr. He is survived by his wife, ...
Lois Grogan Wallis, 97, Cumming
Lois Grogan Wallis, age 97, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012. She was the oldest living member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husba ...
Margaret T. Merritt, 93, Cumming
Margaret T. Merritt, age 93, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012. She was a member of First Baptist Church Cumming. She was preceded in death by her first husband, J ...

Gwinnett

George E. "Eddie" Denson Jr, 62, Sugar Hill
George E. "Eddie" Denson Jr., age 62 of Sugar Hill, GA died Thursday, January 19, 2012 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Sunday, January 22, 201 ...
Linda Hinds Roberts, 66, Buford
hLinda Hinds Roberts, age 66, of Buford, GA passed away January 19, 2012. She was born January 25, 1945 in Chattanooga, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, CWO William T ...

Habersham

Lois Gail Richter, 59, Baldwin
Lois Gail Richter, age 59, of Baldwin passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfu ...
Maude Irene Blair Nicholson, 83, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Maude Irene Blair Nicholson, age 83 of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from the Hills Crossing Baptist Church. Rev. Walter Si ...

Hall

Ashari Malone Slaughter, inf, Gainesville
Ashari Malone Slaughter infant of Gainesville, Ga died , Thursday January 19, 2012. Professional services entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Generoso Gelormino, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Generoso Gelormino, age 78, of Flowery Branch, passed away January 19, 2012. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Memorial Park South Cemetery. ...
Judy Marie Cantrell, 58, Gainesville
Judy Marie Cantrell age 58 of Gainesville passed away Thursday January 19, 2012. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Judy Marie Woodall Cantrell, 58, Gainesville
Judy Marie Woodall Cantrell, 58 of Gainesville, passed away Jan. 19, 2012 following an extended illness. Visitation will be Jan. 23, 2012 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the funeral h ...
Mary Elaine Riley, 43, Gainesville
Ms. Mary Elaine Riley of Gainesville Ga., passed away on January 19, 2012. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Bethel Church of The Nazarene Church at 11am. P ...
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