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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 12th, 2012

Banks

Leslie Thomas, 65, Alto
Leslie Thomas, age 65, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Thomas was born on December 13, 1946, in Banks Count ...
Nina Griffin Smith, 107, Alto
NINA GRIFFIN SMITH, age 107 of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, before moving to Alto Mrs. Smith resided in Chicago and in Atlanta most of her life. Mrs. ...

Dawson

Wanda Welch Tanner, 45, Dawsonville
Wanda Welch Tanner, 45, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 12, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born July 20, 1967 in Gainesville, Georgia, s ...

Forsyth

JoAnn Wood Sorrells, 67, Cumming
JoAnn Wood Sorrells, age 67, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Mrs. Swafford is preceded in death ...
Nicole Amoakowa Fosu, 6, Cumming
Nicole Amoakowa Fosu, 6, of Cumming, GA died at Scottish Rite Hospital on December 12, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the much-loved daughter of Nick and Mabel Fosu. She ...

Habersham

Rev. Donald Campbell, Sr., 82, Clarkesville
Rev. Donald Campbell, Sr., age 82, of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 12, 2012, peacefully at home. Mr. Campbell was born in Jackson County ...
Violet Mae Byrd Watson, 92, Demorest
Funeral services for Violet Mae Byrd Watson, age 92, of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Rev. Russ Barker, Rev. B ...

Hall

Rachel Ginn Barrett, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Rachel Ginn Barrett, 87, Jefferson, Ga., who passed away on December 12, 2012.Mrs. Barrett was born in Franklin County, Ga. a daughte ...
Margarita Munoz, 78, Gainesville
Margarita Munoz, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Mark K. Christopher, Gainesville
Mark K. Christopher passed away on Wednesday December 12, 2012. He proudly served his country in the Coast Guard for 20 years. He was a devoted husband, father brother and friend. ...

Jackson

William "Billy" Marion Allison, age 72 of Braselton, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral service ...

Lumpkin

Cora Mae Poore, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. Cora Mae Poore, 79 of Dahlonega, was called home while surrounded by her family on December 12, 2012. Mrs. Poore is survived by her children; Robbie and (Rick) Goode of Dawson ...
Edna Mae Merck, 83, Dawsonville
Edna Mae Merck, age 83, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County) died peacefully on Tuesday, December, 12, 2012 with her children at her side.Ms. Merck was a native and lifelong residen ...
Efford M. Bruce, 69, Dahlonega
Mr. Efford M. Bruce, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at his residence following a two year battle with ALS.Efford was a native of Dawson County who had l ...

Other

Ethelene Nalley, 68, Villa Rica
Mrs. Ethelene Nalley age 68 of Villa Rica, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Mrs. Nalley was born December 6, 1944 in Cleveland, Georgia the daughter of the late Marvin and ...

White

Monda Lou Baker, 80, Cleveland
Monda Lou Baker, 80, died peacefully on Wednesday December 12, 2012 at her home in Cleveland, Georgia, after a brief struggle with lung cancer. Monda was born April 17, 1932 in Lu ...
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