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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 19th, 2012

Dawson

Clyde Wallace, 71, Dawsonville
Clyde Wallace, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born July 2, 1941 to the late Stowers and Jame ...

Habersham

Serobia Ayers Gerrin, 84, Cornelia
Serobia Ayers Gerrin, age 84, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at a local care facility.Mrs. Gerrin was born on April 27, 1928, in Banks County, G ...

Hall

Donald John Benish, 52, Gainesville
Donald John Benish, 52, of Gainesville, died December 19, 2012.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Jackson

Martha June Potts Rankin, 96, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Martha June Potts Rankin, age 96, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.Ms. Rankin was born in the Brockton Commun ...

Lumpkin

Earl Sanford, 67, Dahlonega
Mr. Earl Sanford, age 67, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at his residence in Dahlonega following a brief illness.Earl was a native of Lumpkin County and of the ...

Other

Otis Boling, 84, Alpharetta
Otis Boling, age 84 of Alpharetta passed away, Wednesday, December 19, 2012. He was a life long resident of Forsyth County and a member of Cross Plains Baptist Church in Alpharetta ...
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