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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 11th, 2012

Banks

Edith Marie Sellers Welch, age 89, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Welch was born on May 1, 1923, in Franklin ...

Hall

Aaron Jerome (Jerry) Firestone of Gainesville, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illnes ...
Richard Ellison, 49, Gainesville
Richard Ellison was born on March 27, 1963 to the late Johnny and Lorraine Thomas. He was educated in the Gainesville City School System and worker for a number of years at the Ga ...

Jackson

Mrs. Bobbie Sue (Susie) Fields, age 52, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 11, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Fields was born in Commerce, GA to the late Bobby Ray and Annie Gen ...
Grace Lee Pritchett, 91, Commerce
Grace Lee Pritchett 91 of Commerce passed away Thursday Oct. 11, 2012. Survivors include her daughter Martha (Harry) Ann Fleeman of Commerce a brother John Thomas of Commerce and ...
Myrtle Ellen Fortner, 93, Braselton
Mrs. Myrtle Ellen Fortner, age 93, of Braselton, Ga. passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday, October 15, 2012 at Holly Funeral Home i ...
Roy Cline Watson, 78, Hoschton
Mr. Roy Cline Watson, age 78, of Hoschton, GA and formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kate Lee Smith Watson; ...

Stephens

James Pruitt Akin, 80, Toccoa
James Pruitt Akin, 80, of the Red Hill community, husband of Betty Akin, passed away Thursday evening, at Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa, GA. Born November 10, 1931, he was a son of ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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