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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 31st, 2012

Dawson

James Dean (Jim) Howard, 77, Dawsonville
James Dean (Jim) Howard, age 77 of Dawsonville, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012. He was retired from Norfolk Southern Railway after 38 years of service. He was preceded in ...

Forsyth

Dorothy Bell Watson, 87, Cumming
Dorothy Bell Watson, age 87, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Forsyth County. Dorot ...

Habersham

Arnold Lee Franklin, 71, Mt Airy
Arnold Lee Franklin, age 71 of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on October 21, 1941, he was the son ...

Hall

Ernest Delmar "Red" Loggins, age 74 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Loggins was born April 17, 1938 i ...
Michael Ware, 60, Gainesville
Mr. Michael Ware, age 60 of Gainesville, GA passed away on October 31, 2012. He leaves to cherish his memories his memories three daughters: Amy Millsap, Shaneka (Glenn) Ware Wells ...
Roddy Dangar, 73, Gainesville
Rodrick "Roddy" Dangar age 73 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday October 31, 2012.Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Jackson

Young (Y.D.) Maddox, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Young (Y.D.) Maddox, Jr., 77, of Jefferson, GA and Marietta, GA (since January 2006) left this life for his heavenly home on October 3 ...

Other

B. Alton McCarty, 79, Comer
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces memorial services for B. Alton McCarty, 79, of Comer who passed away early Wednesday morning at the Athens Regio ...
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