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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 1st, 2012

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Henry Royce Ledbetter, 70, Winder
Mr. Henry Royce Ledbetter, age 70 of Winder passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012.Funeral services will be held Sunday, 2:00 P.M. at Lawson Funeral Home. Officiating Rev. Josh Landre ...

Dawson

William A. "Bill" Perkins, 66, Dawsonville
William A. "Bill" Perkins, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday February 29, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born November 18, 1945 in Hartsville, SC ...

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Arthur R. (Art) Franklin, age 71 of Cumming, passed away in the early hours of Thursday, March 1, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a United States Navy Veteran.Su ...
Phyllis Ann Schofield, 80, Cumming
Phyllis Ann Schofield, 80, of Cumming, GA died on March 1, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter of the late James and Ruth Watson ...

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Frances O'Neal McElroy, 92, Cornelia
Frances O'Neal McElroy, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Mrs. McElroy was born in Riverdale, Georgia on June 12, 1919, to the late Tho ...

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Charters Smith Embry, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Charters Smith Embry of Gainesville passed away on Thursday March 1, 2012. She is preceded in death by her husband Chaplin H.C. Embry, USN and son Cdr. H.Collins Embry, USN ...
Claude William Bagwell, 91, Gainesville
Mr. Claude William Bagwell, 91 of Gainesville died Wednesday February 29, 2012 at his residence.A life long resident of Gainesville, Mr. Bagwell was the son of the late Clifford Wi ...
Martha Aretta Rich Wilkie Canup Meeks, born to Elias D. and Ora Washington Kay Rich in Cherokee County, Georgia on May 18, 1917. Married to Ernest Wilkie in 1931, daughter Mary Fra ...

Jackson

Col. John W. McKinney, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Retired Col. John W. McKinney, 83, of Jefferson, Georgia passed away March 1, 2012.A private service will be held at Woodbine Cemetery, in ...
Frances Carolyn Anthony, 71, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces memorial services for Frances Carolyn Anthony, 71, of Tignall who passed away on Thursday at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Comm ...
Geri Woodward, 64, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Geraldine Bridget "Geri" Woodward, age 64, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Mrs. Woodward was ...
Jane "Pug" Elizabeth, 49, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jane "Pug" ElizabethHolcombe Peck, age 49, of Nicholson, Ga. who passed away on Thursday, March 1,2012. Mrs. Peck was bo ...
Jane Elizabeth Peck, 49, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Peck, age 49, of Nicholson, who passed away on March 1. Funeral Services are pending at this time. Evans Funeral Hom ...
Jennifer Marie Barnett, 47, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces services for Jennifer Marie Barnett, 47, of Colbert who passed away Thursday evening at the Athens Regional Medi ...
Jerry C. Stever, 84, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the death of Jerry C. Stever, 84, of Commerce who passed away on Tuesday at the Northridge Medical Center in Commerce.Born in Michigan, he wa ...

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Carl Jeffery Thomas, 54, Cleveland
Carl Jeffery Thomas, age 54 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 01, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Thomas was born August 23, 1957 in Newnan, GA to the late Mar ...
Joyce Ann Cantrell, 68, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mrs. Joyce Ann Cantrell age 68 of Sautee-Nacoochee passed away Thursday March 1, 2012 at her residence.Mrs. Cantrell was born in Habersham County the daughter of the late Roy and G ...
Myron Oscar Eberhardt, 82, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Dr. Myron Oscar Eberhardt, age 82 of Cleveland. Dr. Eberhardt passed away Thursday, March 01, 2012.Memorial services are ...
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