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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 2nd, 2012

Dawson

Betty C. Wright, 83, Dawsonville
Betty C. Wright, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a sudden illness.Born October 7, 1928 to the late Welmer and Zola C ...
Charles B. "Charlie" Young, 59, Dawsonville
Charles B. "Charlie" Young, 59, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born September 29, 1953 in Espanola, New Me ...
Kenneth Lamar Iler, 59, Dawsonville
Mr. Kenneth Lamar Iler, age 59, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Iler. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Jo ...
Wayne "Cabbage" Chester, 62, Dawsonville
Wayne "Cabbage" Chester, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at his residence.Born April 1, 1950 to the late Earl and Inell Chester, he was a lifelong ...

Gwinnett

Martha J. Eidson, 68, Hoschton
Martha J. Eidson, age 68 of Hoschton, GA died Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Graveside service will be held Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Eidson Family Cemetery, Atlanta, ...

Habersham

Bounkong Kongkeo, 78, Cornelia
Mr. Bounkong Kongkeo, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Mr. Kongkeo was born on May 10, 1934, in Laos. He was preceded in death by his parents ...

Hall

Connie Fay Smith, 47, Gainesville
Connie Fay Smith, age 47 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled fo ...
Gail Gravitt Phelps, 51, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Gail Gravitt Phelps, age 51, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Phelps and father, James "Bu ...
Kate Holland Bagby, 101, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Kate Holland Bagby, age 101, of Flowery Branch entered into eternal rest with her heavenly father on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at her residence, following a short illness. She ...
Mary Helen Albertson England, age 83 of Chicopee, passed away on Tuesday Morning, October 2, 2012 at New Horizon's West Nursing Home following an extended illness. ...

Other

James Howard Brooks Jr, 56, Carnesville
James Howard Brooks Jr., (Jim) Carnesville, GAJim Brooks, 56, of Carnesville, GA went to be with the Lord October 2, 2012. Visitation will be at Ginn Funeral Home Thursday, 6-8 PM, ...

White

Barbra Aneita Graham, 70, Cleveland
Mrs. Barbra Aneita Graham, age 70, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at her residence.Arrangements to be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Joseph Milton Allen, 58, Cleveland
Joseph Milton Allen, age 58 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at Habersham Medical Center. Mr. Allen was born in Cleveland, GA the son of the late Thomas Riley an ...
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