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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 12th, 2012

Forsyth

George Winton Bagwell, 90, Cumming
George Winton Bagwell, age 90 of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 12, 2012. He was born June 12, 1922 to Bob and Graff Bagwell. Mr. Bagwell was a long time member at Brookwood ...

Hall

Floreth Chevannes, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Floreth Chevannes, age 72 of Gainesville, Ga paseed away on October 12, 2012. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Landmark Pentacostal Church at 3pm. ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Marcus Charles "Mark" Duck, age 49, of Braselton, Ga. who passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012Mr. Duck was born in Gaines ...
Mark Duck, 49, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mark Duck, age 49, of Braselton, Ga. who passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012 Services are pending at this time.Evans Funeral Home, ...
Sharon Hale Brooks, 61, Oakwood
Mrs. Sharon Hale Brooks, age 61, of Oakwood passed away Friday, October 12, 2012 at Emory University Hospital, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Su ...
William George "Bill" Carney, Jr., age 75 of Demorest and formerly of Gainesville, passed away Friday, October 12, 2012, at his residence. Born in Hall County on July 21, ...

Jackson

Joshua Franklin Pirkle, 86, Hoschton
Mr. Joshua Franklin Pirkle, age 86, of Hoschton, passed away, Friday, October 12, 2012. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home,35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga. ...

Rabun

Donald Russell Bourne, 87, Lakemont
Donald Russell Bourne, 87, of Lakemont, GA passed away at his residence Friday, October 12, 2012. He was the son of William Ather Bourne and Addie Maxwell Polk Bourne. In additio ...
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