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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 16th, 2012

Forsyth

John Thomas Dixson, 76, Norcross
John Thomas Dixson, 76, of Norcross, Georgia passed away on Friday. March 16th, 2012.Memorial Service information will be announced at a later date.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Ho ...
Marjorie Nell Villa, 91, Cumming
Marjorie Nell Villa, 91, of Cumming, GA died on March 16, 2012 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Havana, AR, she was the daughter of the late James and Carrie Wilkins. Her h ...

Habersham

John Wesley Loggins, 81, Demorest
Funeral services for John Wesley "Buster" Loggins, age 81, of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 19, 2012 from Fairfield Baptist Church in Clarkesville. M ...
Mildred Watson Davis, 96, Demorest
Mildred Watson Davis, age 96 of Demorest, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, at Habersham Home West. Born in Demorest on April 12, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and ...
Mitchell Dallas Ivie, 46, Cornelia
Mitchell Dallas Ivie, age 46, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012. Mitch was born in Gainesville, Georgia on December 24, 1965. He is the son of Lib Hinton, ...

Hall

Eloise E. (Key) House, 66, Gainesville
Mrs. Eloise E. (Key) House, age 66, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone in Gainesville. Funeral services are sched ...

Jackson

Brian Keith Stockton, 35, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces memorial services for Brian Keith Stockton, 35, of Nicholson who passed away at his residence on Friday morning.Born in Athens, he was the so ...

Rabun

Anita Kaye Watts Hooper, 47, of Tiger, GA, went home to be with the Lord Friday morning, March 16, 2012 at her residence. She was born April 9, 1964 in Rabun County to Jimmy Andrew ...

Stephens

Betty Foster Jackson, 59, Toccoa
Betty Foster Jackson, age 59, of Toccoa, and formerly of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012, after an extended illness. Mrs. Jackson was born in Banks County, ...
Mrs. Willie Fay Breedlove Ward, age 79, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, March 15. 2012 at Stephens County Hospital.Born December 10, 1932 in Stephens County, she was a daughter 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