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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 3rd, 2012

Forsyth

Gordon Kelly Anderson, 81, Cumming
Gordon Kelly Anderson, age 81, of Cumming, passed away Feb. 3. He retired from the Fulton County Department of Corrections after 32 years of service. Gordon was also a veteran of t ...
R.G. Lackey, 83, Cumming
R.G. Lackey, 83, of Cumming passed away Feb. 3. He lived most of his adult life in Chamblee, where he worked at General Motors, General Electric and owned and operated several gaso ...
Sharon Eleanor McVicar, 57, Cumming
Sharon Eleanor McVicar of Cumming, GA passed away on February 3, 2012. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at McDonald & Son Funeral Home i ...

Habersham

Linda Kay Chaffin, 54, Baldwin
Linda Kay Chaffin, age 54, of Baldwin, passed away Feb. 3 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on July 22, 1957, she was a daughter of the late George and ...
Paul C. Ivie, 77, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Paul C. Ivie, age 77, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 2:00 PM from the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Leon Miller ...
Mr. William Douglas "Doug" Barnett, age 88, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 03, 2012, following a sudden illness. Mr. Barnett was born in Jefferson, ...

Hall

Arlis Braswell, 64, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday February 5, 2012, at Spirit Baptist church for Mr. Arlis Braswell, 64, of Gainesville. Rev. Barry Payne, Rev. Danny Ray Martin an ...
Evelyn Rodick, 94, Hoschton
Mrs. Evelyn Rodick, age 94, of Hoschton, passed away Friday, February 3, 2012. She is survived by her daughter Mickey Englett and husband Wayne of Hoschton; sister Irene Buchholz o ...
J. Bob Howington, 75, Gainesville
Mr. J. Bob Howington, age 75, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at his home following an aggressive case of melanoma, but for most of his life he enjoyed exemplary he ...

Jackson

Ruth Trammell Smith, 83, Jefferson
Ruth Trammell Smith, age 83, of Jefferson died Feb. 3, at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Smith was born in Jefferson to the late Floyd and Mattie Dowdy Trammell. She was a member of ...
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