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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 21st, 2012

Banks

Addie Lee Parker Jordan, age 92, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, Sout ...

Forsyth

Douglas Kirkpatrick Smith of Cumming, GA died on October 21, 2012. He was born in Webster Grove, MO on January 5, 1923, the son of the late Dallas and Louise Kirkpatrick Smith. H ...
Joyce Pruitt, 56, Cumming
Joyce Pruitt, age 56 of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012. Graveside services will be held Thursday, October 25th at 3:30 pm at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. T ...
Willie Mae Ramey, 79, Cumming
Willie Mae Ramey, age 79, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012. She was a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church. Willie is preceded in death by her husband, Morris ...

Habersham

Charlie Mae Mattox Banks, 72, Cornelia
Mrs. Charlie Mae Mattox Banks was born March 17, 1940 to the late James Pope and Gertrude Mattox. She was the third eldest of six children. Two siblings preceded her in death, Geor ...
Rev. Curtis Woods, 82, Clarkesville
Rev. Curtis Woods, age 82 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012. Born in Lumpkin County, GA on March 01, 1930, he was a son of the late Miles and Woodie Lee Sisk Wo ...

Hall

Elmer Nathaniel Watkins, 89, Gainesville
Elmer Nathaniel Watkins, Jr., age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Watkins was born June 1, 1923 in Par ...
Myrtle M O'Shields Ladd, 90, Gainesville
Myrtle O'Shields Ladd, 90, of Gainesville, passed away on October 21, 2012 following an extended illness. Born in Dawson County, Mrs. Ladd had lived in Hall County Most of he ...
Sarah Biggers Graves, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Graves died Sunday October 21, 2012 at a private nursing home. She was a native of Gwinnett County Ga. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday October 24, 2012 i ...
Sarah Graves, 86, formerly of Clermont
Sarah Graves age 86, formerly of Clermont, Ga. died Oct. 21, 2012. Services will be announced. Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.

Jackson

Jennifer Nichole Mitchell, 29, Jefferson
Jennifer Nichole Mitchell, age 29, of Jefferson passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 6:00 pm Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Blackshear Place Baptist C ...

Other

Dwight Landon Taylor, 28, Big Canoe
Dwight Landon Taylor of Big Canoe, GA passed away on October 21, 2012. Born in Dunwoody, Georgia on March 2, 1984, he is predeceased by his brother Dwight Lee Taylor, II; grandfath ...
Joe Elmer Davis, 68, Eatonton, formerly of Clarkesville
Joe Elmer Davis age 68 passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012. Services will be held at 2PM Wednesday, October 24, at Oak Grove Independent Methodist Church with Rev. Roy Kittle offi ...
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.