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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 22nd, 2012

Banks

Wanda Jean Mendoza, 48, Carnesville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Wanda Jean Mendoza, 48,of Carnesville who passed away at the Northridge Medical Center in Commerce on Sunday. Born in Commerce, ...

Dawson

Lee Dixon, 85, Dawsonville
Mr. Lee Dixon age 85 of Dawsonville passed away Sunday Jan. 22, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.On line condolences may be made to memorialparkfuneralhomes.comF ...

Forsyth

Nancy Ruth Long, 60, Ball Ground
Nancy Ruth Long, age 60, of Ball Ground, GA, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012. She was a graduate of Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, TX. and a 15 year employee of Bank o ...

Hall

Ashari Malone-Slaughter, inf, Gainesville
Ashari Malone-Slaughter, infant of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2012. Graveside Service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery at 2pm on Tuesday, January 24,201 ...
Jimmy L. Blankenship, 61, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jimmy L. Blankenship, age 61, of Flowery Branch passed away January 22, 2012 after a sudden illness.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2012 from the Chap ...
Sarah Louise Jarrard, 66, Gainesville
Sarah Louise Tanner Jarrard, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at her residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, ...

White

Mrs. Ethelene Westmoreland Cathey Hunter age 86 of Helen passed away Sunday January 22, 2012 at Northeast Ga Medical Center. Mrs. Hunter was born September 24, 1925 in White County ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.