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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 30th, 2012

Banks

Archie Carlisle, 67, Maysville
Archie Carlisle, 67, of Maysville, GA, passed away December 30, 2012. A lifetime resident of Hall County, he was born on November 7, 1945, he was the son of the late Roy William an ...

Dawson

Helen M. Dickens, 76, Dawsonville
Mrs. Helen M. Dickens, age 76, of Dawsonville, GA died Sunday, December 30, 2012 following an extended illness.Helen had lived in Lumpkin County since 1971. She was retired from th ...

Forsyth

Jamie McGarry, 20, Cumming
Jamie McGarry, of Cumming, GA, age 20, passed away on December 27, 2012. He had a passion for sports such as football and tennis and swam when he was younger. He especially enjoyed ...

Gwinnett

Dorothy Whidby Earl, 86, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Dorothy Whidby Earl, age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, December 30, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, Cliff ...

Habersham

Jim Hill, 84, Mt. Airy
Jim Hill, age 84 of Mt Airy, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012, at his residence. Born in Fulton County on October 02, 1928, he was the son of the late John "J. C." a ...

Hall

Joseph L. Hurt, Jr, 76, Gainesville
Joseph L. Hurt, Jr., born October 8, 1936 in Gainesville, GA, went to be with his Heavenly Father on December 30, 2012 after an extended illness. Joseph was a devoted husband and f ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bennie Bradford Benson Jr., age 73, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.Br ...
Sherry Herrington Hart, 59, Commerce
Sherry Herrington Hart, 59, of Commerce died Dec. 30,2012. Survivors include her father Orr Herrington of Forest Park, Ga., her husband Sam Hart of Commerce, three daughters Amy R ...

Other

Jane Morrison Brown, 57, Atlanta
Jane Morrison Brown, age 57, of Atlanta passed away on December 30, 2012. Funeral services will be held at on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Hillside Memorial Chapel in Cl ...
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