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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 11th, 2012

Forsyth

Eleanore R. Sienkowski, 65, Cumming
Eleanore R. Sienkowski, age 65 of Cumming, passed away, Tuesday, December 11, 2012. She was a beloved wife and mother who loved traveling, gardening, baking and all things Christma ...
Grady "Buddy" Holden, 67, Cumming
Grady "Buddy" Holden, of Cumming, GA, age 67, passed away on December 11, 2012. Buddy loved traveling and was a "history buff". He is preceded in death by his p ...
Joseph Francis D'Andrea, age 87, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012, in Cumming, GA.He was a teacher, retired from Seminole High School in Pinellas, county, FL. A member ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Lassie "Jack" Allen Martin, age 97, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cline A. Martin; and son, Robe ...
Mary L. DesSoye, 80, Buford
Mary L. DesSoye (nee Junkin), 80, of Buford, GA, formerly of Buffalo, NY and St. Augustine, FL, passed away on December 11, 2012.A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Dece ...

Habersham

Bobbie McConnell Brown, 56, Cornelia
Funeral services for Bobbie McConnell Brown, age 56, of Cornelia will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, December 14, 2012 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Billy Burrell will offi ...

Hall

Jeffrey Scott Lawson, 46, Gainesville
Mr. Jeffrey Scott Lawson, 46 of Gainesville died December 11, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday December 17, 2012 in ...
Mary Ethel Randolph, 91, Flowery Branch
Mary Ethel Randolph, age 91, of Flowery Branch, GA died Monday December 11, 2012 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mrs. Randolph was born in Hiawassee, GA December ...
Robert (Bob) H. Burrell, 77, Gainesville
Robert (Bob) H. Burrell died Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Born August 11, 1935 in Tullahoma, Tennessee, he was the son of Howard and Mattie Lou Burrell. He graduated from Truett-McC ...

Jackson

Sue Burris, 64, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ellen Sue Burris, age 64, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Mrs. Burris was born in Atlanta, Ga. a daughter of ...

Other

Joseph Henry Hickman, 89, Alpharetta
Joseph Henry Hickman, of Alpharetta, GA passed away shortly before midnight on December 11, 2012 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, GA from congestive heart failure. He was born on D ...
Ricky T. Boswell, 60, Hull
Ricky T. Boswell 60 of Hull died Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012 . Survivors include two sons, Shane and Brad Boswell and a daughter Paige Boswell. One brother Roger Boswell and a sister ...
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