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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 9th, 2012

Habersham

Angela Leigh Williams, 54, Demorest
Angela Leigh Williams, age 54 of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth, following a brief illness. Funeral ...
Vesta Charles Shirley, 91, Baldwin
Vesta Charles Shirley, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Ms. Shirley was born on August 25, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Edna Taylor ...

Hall

Catherine Pierce Gibbs, 93, Gainesville
Catherine Pierce Gibbs passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.Catharine is preceded in death by her parents Harold and Mary Otwell Pierce; husband, Lonnie Gibbs; sisters, Mary Ric ...
Clara Belle Williamson,, 87, Gainesville
Clara Belle Williamson, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday Morning, October 9, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
David T. Freeman, Jr., 35, Gainesville
David T. Freeman, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.Born in Atlanta Ga., he had lived in DeKalb County, Clayton County and in Hall County since 1991. He was the son of t ...
Fannie Paulette Loggins, 91, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2012 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Fannie Paulette Loggins, 91, of Gainesville w ...
Jennifer Lauren Reed, 31, Flowery Branch
Jennifer Lauren Reed, age 31 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at VistaCare Hospice at Emory, following an extended illness. Funeral services ar ...
John Mark Bridges, 57, Lula
Mr. John Mark Bridges, 57 of Lula died Tuesday October 9, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Bridges was the son of the late Geor ...

Lumpkin

Doris Jones Nelson, 75, Dahlonega
Doris Jones Nelson, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at UPAC of Lanier.Mrs. Jones was born September 2, 1937 in Asheville, NC to Floyd and Mattie Kay Dyer Jon ...

Other

Clyde Nelson Fitzpatrick, 96, Danielsville
Mr. Clyde Nelson Fitzpatrick, age 96, of Danielsville, GA died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born in Madison County to the late Ernest Obediah an ...

White

Vincent Arthur McCusker, 92, Cleveland
Vincent "Mac" McCusker, 92, joined his wife of 67 years, Margaret Lucy, in everlasting peace, on October 9, 2012. Vincent was born April 27, 1920 in Dunbar, Fayette Coun ...
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