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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 2nd, 2012

Dawson

Gene C. Potts, 66, Dawsonville
Gene C. Potts, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Monday December 19, 2011 at his residence following a short illness.Born June 3, 1945 in Atlanta, GA to the late Joe and Maudie Potts, ...

Forsyth

Hiroaki Iwamoto, 85, Cumming
The family is planning a Celebration of Life Memorial Service. The final arrangements will be announced once completed.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services, ...

Habersham

Mark D. Petrella, 53, Clarkesville
Mark D. Petrella, 53, of Clarkesville, GA died on January 2, 2012. Born in Beaver Falls, PA, he was the son of Thomas and Helen Petrella.He is survived by his brothers, Pete (Kath ...

Hall

John F. Turner, 33, Gainesville
John F. Turner, 33, of Fayetteville, GA passed away Monday, January 2, 2012. John was born August 6, 1978 in Rochester, NY to John M. & Christine M. Richards Turner. He was a ...
Pauline Wheeler, 95, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for, Pauline Wheeler age 95 of Clermont. Funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday Jan. 5, 2012 in Wahoo Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church ...

Jackson

Mrs. Willie Mae Collins, 94, Nicholson
Mrs. Willie Mae Collins, age 94, of Nicholson, GA died Monday, January 2, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Mrs. Collins was born in Jackson County to the late Milton and Luc ...

Lumpkin

Tammy Lynn Dowdle, 48, Dahlonega
Mrs. Tammy Lynn Dowdle, age 48, of Dahlonega, Ga. died January 2, 2012.Tammy was born in Commerce, Ga. She lived in Dahlonega for most of her life. She was preceded in death by a s ...
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