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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 6th, 2012

Banks

Margaret Lucille Nation, 85, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces graveside services for Margaret Lucille Nation, 85, of Maysville who passed away Friday at Hill Haven Nursing Home in Comerce.Born in Banks C ...

Forsyth

Diane Cobb Eastabrooks, 72, Cumming
Diane Cobb Eastabrooks, 72, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 6th, 2012.The family has not announced any services at this time.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & ...
Frank Albert Sewell, 83, Cumming
Frank Albert Sewell, 83, of Cumming Georgia passed away on Friday, January 6th, 2012.The family will be receiving friends at the Funeral Home on Sunday, January 8th, 2012 from the ...
Ronald E. Adams, 74, Royston
Ronald E. Adams, age 74, of Royston, GA, passed away Friday, January 6, 2012. Ronald liked to show horses and work on cars. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Hatt ...

Habersham

Blondell K. Dill, 90, Mt. Airy
Mrs. Blondell K. Dill, age 90, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 06, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Services are incomplete at this time and ...
Blondell Knight Dill, 90, Mt. Airy
Mrs. Blondell Knight Dill, affectionately known as "Granny", of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 6, 2012, at her residence following an ...
Pearl Gibson Tomlin, 72, Cornelia
Pearl Gibson Tomlin, age, 72, of Cornelia, passed away Friday, January 06, 2012 at Habersham County Medical Center.Born in Rabun County on July 14, 1939, she was the daughter of th ...
Pearl Tomlin, 72, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Pearl Tomlin, age 72, of Cornelia, who passed away Friday, January 06, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will ...

Hall

Christine Moon, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Christine Moon, 94, of Gainesville went home to be with Jesus, Friday Jan. 6, 2012 following a brief illness. Mrs. Moon was born December 6, 1917 in Lula to the lat ...
Edgar Brown "Ed" Dunlap, 87, Gainesville
Mr. Edgar Brown "Ed" Dunlap Jr., 87, of Gainesville died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at his residence following a brief illness.The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m ...
Grace Marie Vickers, 93, Flowery Branch
Grace Marie Vickers, age 93 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2012 at Habersham Nursing Home West following an extended illness. Funeral serv ...
James W. Archer, 76, Oakwood
James W. Archer age 76 of Oakwood passed away Friday January 6, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Archer was born September 8, 1935 in Auburn, Georgia to the ...
Lee Norman Bruce,Sr, 85, Gainesville
Lee Norman Bruce, Sr., age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are schedul ...
Marie Ingram Crow, 70, Oakwood
Mrs. Marie Ingram Crow, 70 of Oakwood went home to be with Jesus surrounded by her loving family on Friday January 6, 2012. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Crow was the da ...

Jackson

Lucille Rylee, 89, Commerce
Ms. Lucille Rylee, age 89, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 6, 2012 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Ms. Rylee was born in Banks County to the late Grover H. and Buris Lewallen ...
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.