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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 29th, 2012

Hall

Mrs. Barbara Collins "Bobbie" Webb, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away January 29, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funera ...
George Emory Merk, 83, Commerce
Mr. George Emory Merk, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, January 29, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Mr. Merk was born in Jackson County, GA to the late Hoyt and Alva Ga ...
Harold Dean Vickers, 89, Oakwood
Harold Dean Vickers, age 89 of Oakwood, died peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2012 of declining health.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 11:00 am i ...
James Michael Poole, 53, Gillsville
James Michael Poole, age 53 of Gillsville, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Atlanta Medical Center following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.Funeral services ...
Kenneth Whitmire, 73, Atlanta
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Pine Crest Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA for Mr. Kenneth Whitmire, age 73, of Roswell. Dr. Tom Davis ...
Leroy Singleton, 82, Gainesville
Leroy Singleton, age 82 of Gainesville, GA., passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly& Jackson Funeral Home.
Patricia Borders, 56, Gainesville
Patricia Borders, age 56 of Gainesville, GA., passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly& Jackson Funeral Home.

Lumpkin

Sherman "Chub" Sullens, 59, Dalonega
Mr. Sherman "Chub" Sullens, age 59, of Dahlonega, Georgia died January 29, 2012.He was born in Dahlonega, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents, James "B ...

Stephens

Mary Jeanette Moore Crunkleton Childs, 93, Kennesaw, formerly of Toccoa
Mary Jeanette Moore Crunkleton Childs, age 93 of Kennesaw, GA, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Kindred Healthcare in Marietta, GA, and formerly of Toccoa.Born on October 11 ...

White

Audrey Gifford Cabena, 91, Woodstock formerly of Cleveland
Audrey Gifford Cabena, age 91 of Woodstock formerly of Cleveland, passed away Sunday January 29, 2012 at Sunrise Assisted Living. Mrs. Cabena was born March 8, 1920 in Canada to th ...
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