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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 25th, 2012

Habersham

Jewell Inez Anderson, 88, Demorest
Jewell Inez Anderson, age 88 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at Habersham Medical Center. Born on June 24, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Lula ...

Hall

Mary Olive Parks, 61, Gainesville
Dr. Mary Olive Parks, age 61, of Gainesville, Ga. died Jan. 25.Dr. Parks was born in Chicago, Illinois. She was employed with the Hall County School system for 33 years. She retir ...
Walter Ralph Pearce, 93, Gainesville
Mr. Walter Ralph Pearce, age 93, passed away January 25, 2012, at Bell Minor Nursing Home, following an extended illness.A Private Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later dat ...

Lumpkin

Ernest Calvin Brewster, 59, Dalonega
Mr. Ernest "Calvin" Brewster, Jr., 59 of Dahlonega formerly of Gainesville died Wednesday January 25, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illne ...
Mary Nell Norsworthy, 81, Ocoee, Florida, formerly of Dahlonega
Mary Nell Norsworthy, age 81, of Ocoee, FL, and a former resident of Dahlonega, GA, died January 25, 2012 at her home in Ocoee, FL.Mary was born in Uriah, Alabama May 14, 1930. She ...
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