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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 6th, 2012

Banks

Genelle Byrd Rylee, 89, Homer
Mrs. Genelle Byrd Rylee, age 89, of Homer, GA died Thursday, December 06, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Rylee was born in Carnesville to the late Garland and Alma Jones Byrd. She ...
Louise Shannon, 103, Homer
Louise Shannon, age 103, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at a local care facility. Miss Shannon was born on June 14, 1909, in Banks County, Georgia; d ...

Dawson

Carolyn Irene Higgins, 75, Dawsonville
Carolyn Irene Higgins, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 6, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born February 14, 1937 to the late Dav ...
John "J.P." Hammond, 21, Dawsonville
John "J. P." Hammond, 21, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 6, 2012. Born May 15, 1991 in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Mr. Hammond was a 2009 graduate of Excelle ...
Marie Elrod, 62, Dawsonville
Marie Elrod, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 6, 2012 at Emory University Hospital.Born March 11, 1950 to the late Fred Sr. and Joy Stephens, she had been a residen ...

Habersham

Frances Ellison Burke, 94, Cornelia
Frances Ellison Burke, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at a local care facility. Mrs. Burke was born on August 1, 1918, in Habersham County ...

Hall

Adrian Nunez, 55, Flowery Branch
Mr. Adrian Nunez, age 55, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012. Memorial Services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Covenant Connections Churc ...
Vernon Burton, Jr.,, 62, Gainesville
Vernon Burton, Jr., age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday Evening, December 6, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Jackson

Dorothy Martin, 92, Commerce
Mrs. Dorothy Martin, age 92, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, December 06, 2012 at Wilbanks Country Living. Mrs. Martin was born in Maysville, GA to the late Lon and Essie Cotton H ...
Emmett Sanford Duren, 90, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Emmett Sanford Duren 90 of Commerce who died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. He was the son of the late Milton Marion and Popie Little Duren and ...

Stephens

Donald G. Jones, 56, Toccoa
Mr. Donald G. Jones, age 56, of Toccoa died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Stephens County Hospital. He was born in Commerce to the late, Charles Edward and Lois Frances Slayton J ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.