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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 5th, 2012

Forsyth

Margo Joyce Hardie, 78, Big Canoe
Mrs. Margo Joyce Hardie, 78, of Big Canoe, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 5th, 2012.­­­­Born on January 13th, 1933 in Cleveland, OH, Margo had a longstanding ...

Habersham

Frank Clinton Jones, 72, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Frank Clinton Jones, age 72, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 8, 2012 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Paris Whitworth and Rev ...

Hall

David Olan Reynolds, 29, Oakwood
David Olan Reynolds, age 29 of Oakwood, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, January ...
Johnnie Wiley, 73, Gainesville
Johnnie Wiley, age 73, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County.Johnnie was p ...
Karen Marie Martin, 44, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Karen Marie Martin, 44, of Gainesville Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, January 7, 2012 in the ...
Maria R. Garcia, 22, Gainesville
Ms. Maria R. Garcia age 22 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday January 05, 2012 at West Wood nursing home in Statesboro, Ga following an extended illness.Graveside services ar ...
Wilburn Harold Marchbanks, 80, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Sunday January 8, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Wilburn Harold Marchbanks age 80 of Carnesville. The Rev. Junior Jone ...

Jackson

Steven John LeBlanc, 51, Hoschton
Steven John LeBlanc, age 51, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012. He was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, the son of Richard Joseph LeBlanc, Sr. and Sandra Mae LeBlanc. Steve, al ...
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