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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 19th, 2012

Forsyth

Clay Fowler, 45, Cumming
Clay Fowler, age 45 of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 19, 2012. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael (Doobie) Fowler.Survivors include his children, Megan Ann (ag ...
Hattie Clark, age 89 of Forsyth County, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012. Hattie was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Fulton County. She was preceded in death by her hus ...

Gwinnett

Charles Leland Hall, 82, Suwanee
Charles Leland Hall, age 82, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Swift and Nettie Hall; and brothers, Eloy Hall and Dal ...
Mr. Raymond "Rabbit" Jackson, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Mary Ann Young Jack ...
Stephen C. Johnson, 22, Buford
Mr. Stephen C. Johnson, age 22, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Margaret Washington. He is survived by his wife, ...

Hall

Bernice Elvira Savage Shockley, age 79 of Lula, passed away Friday, October 19, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...
Gloria Hall Spickerman, 88, Gainesville
Gloria Hall Spickerman, 88, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012. Born in Augusta GA, she was the daughter of the late Charles M and Ethel Stringer Hall. She had ...
Jeffrey Dallas Gay Jr., 21, Gainesville
Family and friends said goodbye to Jeffrey Dallas Gay Jr. Friday, October 19, 2012. Jeffrey would have been 22 on November 19. Jeffrey's precious, infectious smile touched peo ...

Lumpkin

Cyndi Beckworth, 64, Dahlonega
Mrs. Cyndi Beckworth, age 64, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, October 19, 2012, at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.Mrs. Beckworth was an Opelika, Alabama native who had liv ...

Other

James Marcus Leger, 77, Woodstock
James Marcus Leger, 77, of Woodstock, GA passed away Friday, October 19, 2012 with his two sons by his side. Born in Demascus, GA, he was the son of the late Jay E. Leger and the ...
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.