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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 31st, 2012

Banks

Russell Dewayne Todd, age 53, of Alto, Georgia (formerly of Coweta, OK) passed away peacefully at his home in Alto, Georgia after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday afternoon, Ja ...

Barrow

Betty Largent, 40, Winder
Mrs. Betty Largent, age 40 of Winder, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Funeral services will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga. 30548, www.la ...

Forsyth

Robert Donald Teseniar, 55, Alpharetta
Robert Donald Teseniar, Jr., age 55 of Alpharetta, GA, passed away Jan. 31, of natural causes. He was born in Corona, CA, and lived in the Southeast most of his adult life. He wa ...

Gwinnett

Daniel Gene Turpin, 23, Buford
Daniel Gene Turpin, age 23 of Buford, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, February 4, ...

Hall

Annie Lee Hancock, 83, Gainesville
A Home Going Observance for Mrs. Annie Lee Hancock (83) who passed on January 31, 2012 will be Friday, February 3, 2012 11:00 am, St. John Baptist Church, 741 E.E. Butler Parkw ...
Frances Ann Cheeks, 48, Oakwood
Frances Ann Cheeks, age 48 of Oakwood, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are sched ...

Jackson

Betty Joe Largent, 40, Hoschton
Betty Joe Largent, age 40, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012.Betty was a member of Meadow Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and AWANA. She is survived by her fathe ...
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