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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 25th, 2012

Dawson

Louine R. Anderson, 97, Dawsonville
Louine R. Anderson, 97, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 25, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born October 16, 1915 in Prairie Hill, Texas to ...

Forsyth

Nita H. Thompson, 89, Cumming
Nita H. Thompson, 89, of Cumming, GA died on October 25, 2012 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in Forest, MS she was the daughter of the late James and Ruth Huff. Her beloved hus ...

Gwinnett

Gladys Westbrook Knox, 101, Buford
Mrs. Gladys Westbrook Knox of Buford, Georgia, died Thursday, October 25, 2012, a member of a prominent pioneer family in Buford, GA born December 26, 1910 in Buford. Mrs. Knox was ...
Joseph Howard "Paw Paw" Mewborn, 51, Lawrenceville
Mr. Joseph Howard "Paw Paw" Mewborn, age 51, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012. He is survived by his children, Brandy Hammett, Lawrenceville, G ...
Mark B. Lucia, 54, Buford
Mr. Mark B. Lucia, age 54, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Marie Lucia, Buford, GA; son, Mark Lucia, Jr., Buford, GA; daughter, A ...

Habersham

David Allan Kacker, 52, Clarkesville
David Allan Kacker of Clarkesville, Georgia, born April 19, 1960, in Fullerton, California, died on October 25, 2012. David grew up in Hoover, Alabama and in 1999 he moved to Geor ...

Hall

Thomas Branch, 43, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Branch, age 43 of Gainesville, GA passed away on October 25th. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.

White

Cathryn Allison McCarter, 90, Cleveland
Cathryn Allison McCarter, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. McCarter was born Nove ...
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.