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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 4th, 2012

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Harry Clyde Eby, 87, Cumming
Harry Clyde Eby, 87, of Cumming, GA (and longtime former resident of Miami, FL) died at his home on February 4, 2012. Born in Miami, FL, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mae E ...
Melba Lou Dooley Gravitt, age 93, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012. She was a loving member of Salem United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by h ...

Habersham

Carol W. Elrod, 64, Mount Airy
Carol W. Elrod, age 64, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa. Mrs. Elrod was born on June 26, 1947, in Thomasville, N ...
Eunell McDougald Tench, 77, Cornelia
Eunell McDougald Tench, age 77 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, February 04, 2012 at her residence. Born on October 09, 1934 in Habersham County, she was the daughter of the late ...

Hall

Dortha Adelia Smith, 88, Gainesville
Dortha Adelia Smith passed away February 4, 2012 following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Dora Elliot, her brother, Winford Elliot, her ...
Edna Harrison, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Edna Mae Harrison born May 16, 1926 in Jackson County, to the late Paul Bonds and Fannie Cox Bonds. She was a care giver to many children and a member of New Salem Baptist Chu ...
Grace Cotton Crane, 84, Maysville
Grace Cotton Crane, 84, of Maysville, died Feb. 3, at her residence. Mrs. Crane was born in Maysville to the late P.D. and Clara Belle Cotton. She was a member of Homer Baptist Ch ...
Harold Eugene Farr, 75, Oakwood
Harold Eugene Farr age 75 of Oakwood passed away Saturday Feb. 4, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness.Mr. Farr was born March 14, 1936 to the late Ernest Eugene & R ...
Howell Corbin Brady, 86, Clermont
Howell "Hal" Corbin Brady, 86, of Clermont passed away Saturday February 4, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services will b ...

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Carl Asbury Kitchens, 83, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Carl Asbury Kitchens, age 83 of Cleveland. Mr. Kitchens passed away Saturday, February 04, 2012 at Northeast Georgia ...
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.