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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 25th, 2012

Forsyth

Ann M. Bertucci, 94, Cumming
Ann M. Bertucci, 94, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.Funeral Services are planned at Seguin & Symonds Funeral Hom ...
Inez W. Head, 75, Cumming
Inez West Head, age 75, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2012. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rufus J. Head; son, Randy J. ...

Habersham

Eddie "Bluestick" Pruitt, 54, Cornelia
Eddie Pruitt (also known as "Bluestick"), age 54, Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012, as results of a heart attack. Mr. Pruitt was born in Steph ...
Grace Sosebee Burton, 82, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Grace Sosebee Burton, age 82, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 27, 2012 from Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Dr. Rick Qu ...
Holton Smith King, 78, Clarkesville
Holton Smith King, age 78, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center due to complications from Myelofibrosis. Mr. Kin ...
Pegy Ann Hunnicutt Trigg, 58, Cornelia
Funeral services for Peggy Ann Hunnicutt Trigg, age 58, of Cornelia will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Dr. Earl ...
Raymond E. Dill, 72, Mt. Airy
Raymond E. Dill, age 72 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Habersham Home West. Born in Habersham County on May 21, 1939, he was the son of the late Arnold Ed ...

Hall

Chance Hobson, 35, Gainesville
Chance Hobson, age 35, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Friday, February 25, 2012. He was born in Connecticut on May 16, 1976 to Wendell and Robin Hobson and grew up on a farm in ...
Paul W. Etheridge, 57, Flowery Branch
Paul W. Etheridge, age 57 of Flowery Branch died suddenly Feb. 25. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Interment will fol ...
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