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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 18th, 2012

Forsyth

Else Marie "Schultz" Metcalfe passed quietly in the evening on October 18, 2012. "Schultz" was born in Charleroi Pennsylvania on December 31, 1934. She was the ...
Ruth Beatrice Rider, 89, Cumming
Ruth Beatrice Rider, 89, of Cumming, GA died at Embracing Hospice House on October 18, 2012. Born in Oglethorpe, GA she was the daughter of the late Coile and Lillian Esco.Ruth an ...

Hall

Alton M. Pete Davenport, 89, Gainesville
Mr. Alton M. "Pete" Davenport, 89 of Gainesville died Thursday October 18, 2012.A native of Hall County, Mr. Davenport was the son of the late John Morgan and Lillie Bell ...
Barbra Casey, Gainesville
Ms. Barbra Casey was born to her Father J.C. Casey and mother Jessie Mae Casey. Her parents preceded her in death along with her brother: Glen Ray Casey, one sister: Rebecca Casey ...
Maria Antonia Acuna, 53, Gainesville
Maria Antonia Acuna, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Warren Cochran, 48, Gainesville
A True Solider of God: Mr. Warren Cochran was born on December 29, 1963 to the late Lester and Charlie Mae Cochran. Warren Cochran was a graduate of Gainesville High School. War ...

White

Henry Ford Coffey, 82, Cleveland
Henry Ford Coffey, age 82 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, October 21, ...
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.