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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 29th, 2012

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Leonard R. Motes, 82, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Leonard R. Motes, age 82, of Winder, who passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2012. Mr. Motes was born in Jefferson, GA, a son to the l ...

Forsyth

Margherita Elena Ceraso, 97 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at McDonald and So ...

Gwinnett

Marilyn Levine, 84, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Marilyn Levine, 84, of Lawrenceville died Saturday December 29, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memori ...

Habersham

ALBERT A. "ALB" COLEY, age 82 of Alto, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Mr. Coley was born in Habersham County, on May 17, 1930, to the late Charlie and Ola Co ...
Marlow "Shorty" Crocker, 89, Cornelia
MARLOW "SHORTY" CROCKER, age 89, of Cornelia passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Mr. Crocker was born in Jackson County, on January 11, 1923, to the late Will and ...
Ona Mae Benfiel Lamb, 89, Cornelia
Ona Mae Benifiel Lamb, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Rockdale Healthcare Center in Conyers. Ms. Lamb was born on December 29, 1923, i ...

Hall

Jean Berry Cavender, 70, Gainesville
Jean Berry Cavender went home to be with her Lord on Sunday December 30, 2012. Jean was born on September 9, 1942, in Hall County. She graduated from East Hall High School, Truett ...
Joe David Holcomb, 86, Gainesville
Joe David Holcomb, 86, a lifetime resident of Chicopee Mill Village passed away at his home on Saturday, December 29, 2012. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Carol Dean Holcomb; two ...

Jackson

Travis Franklin Page, 34, Jefferson
Mr. Travis Franklin Page, age 34, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at his residence.Mr. Page was born in Athens, GA to Dwight Page of Hull and the late Kay Arnold ...

Lumpkin

James "Jim" Cook, 63, Dahlonega
Mr. James "Jim" Cook, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012 at his home following a short illness.Jim was a native of Boston, MA who had lived ...

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Randy Baxter, 64, Athens
Mr. Randy Baxter, age 64, of Athens, GA died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Baxter was born in Commerce to Helen Freada Anglin Baxter of Maysvi ...

White

Bonita "Bo" Faye Mallet Molton of Helen, GA, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Saturday morning December 29, 2012 in her home due to natural causes. She was 47. B ...
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