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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 25th, 2012

Forsyth

Foster Lionel Potts, 88, Cumming
Foster Lionel Potts, of Cumming, GA, age 88, passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012. F.L. retired after 28 years of service from Georgia Power and was the owner of F.L. Po ...

Gwinnett

Norma Lee McDonald, 84, Buford
Mrs. Norma Lee McDonald, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill McDonald; parents, Booker and Floyce Lee; a ...
Sheila Ray Aycock, 56, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Sheila Ray Aycock, age 56, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. She is survived by her husband of forty-one years, Erwin Aycock, Lawrenceville, GA; ...

Hall

Ben Marlyn Mason, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Ben Marlyn Mason, 82 of Gainesville died Tuesday December 25, 2012 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Mason was the son of the late Gordon and Nellie Mar ...
Ernest Whatley Higgins, Jr, 69, Gainesville
Ernest Whatley Higgins, Jr. of Gainesville, Georgia, died quietly at home the evening of Tuesday, December 25, 2012. Ernie is survived by his wife, Chris Pepper; his mother, Jane B ...
John Lawton Hatcher, 78, Gainesville
Mr. John Lawton Hatcher, age 78, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are schedule ...

Lumpkin

James Henry "Buck" Berry, 62, Dahlonega
Mr. James Henry "Buck" Berry, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at the Atlanta VA Medical Center."Buck" was born in Hall County and had ...
Mildred Roberta (Jones) Bostwick, 86, of Dahlonega, formerly of Duluth, GA, passed peacefully on Christmas morning, December 25,2012. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Ja ...
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