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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 26th, 2012

Dawson

John A. Cahill, 69, Dawsonville
John A. Cahill, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 26, 2012.Born January 16, 1943 in Kinston, NC to the late John A.,Sr. and Marjorie Cahill, he had lived in Dawson ...

Forsyth

Carla Jensen, 86, Cumming
A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 for Carla Jensen, of Cumming, 86, in the chapel of Mason & Ward Funeral Home.Little & Davenport ...
Mary Elizabeth Holder, 94, Cumming
Mary Elizabeth Holder, age 94 of Cumming, passed away, Wednesday, December 26, 2012. She was a member of North View Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. While in Georgia she attended Foo ...
Winfred "Wink" Cagle, 66, Cumming
Mr. Winfred "Wink" Cagle, 66, of Cumming passed away on Wednesday, December, 26, 2012.Born on November 2, 1946 in Macon, GA., he was the son of the late Winfred D and Sue ...

Habersham

Burch Simmons, 87, Cornelia
Burch Simmons, age 87 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Simmons was born in Banks County, Georgia on April 25, 1925, to the la ...
Louise Yarbrough Johnson, 84, Clarkesville
Mrs. Louise Yarbrough Johnson, age 84, of Clarkesville passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone, following an extended illness. A private Memorial Service ...

Hall

Brian Keith Chalmers, age 45 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at his residence. Born in Monroe County, Michigan on March 23, 1967, he was son of Christopher and K ...
Jeanne Marie Burke, 78, Flowery Branch
Jeanne Marie Burke, age 78 of Flowery Branch, passed away, Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Raymond T. Burke of Flowery Branch; children, Raymond and ...
Mary Lou Roberts, 82, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Mary Lou Roberts, 82, of Gainesville. Mrs. Roberts passed away Wednesday December 26, 2012. Arrangements later by wards Funeral Home 758 M ...
Vennie Brown Leach, 91, Lula
Vennie Brown Leach age 91, formerly of Lula, GA, passed away on December 26, 2012, at Memory Lane Assisted Living in Bowdon, GA following an extended illness.Funeral services are s ...

Jackson

Edwin Kenneth Coffey, 57, Hoschton
Mr. Edwin Kenneth Coffey, age 57, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29 ...

Other

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the death of Venice Lee Embrick Roberts, 68, of Athens who passed away on Wednesday at her residence. Born in Commerce, she was the daughter ...
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