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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 8th, 2012

Forsyth

Nelda Joy NcMullen, 75, Cumming
Nelda Joy NcMullen, 75, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on March 8, 2012. Born in Groesbeck, TX, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Winnie Dossey. She i ...
Robert Charles Peterson, 76, Lawrenceville
Robert Charles Peterson, 76, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 8th, 2012. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Memorial Service arrangements are ...

Habersham

Dewey Gipson, 91, Clarkesville
Mr. George Dewey Gipson, age 91 of Clarkesville passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at New Horizons North. Mr. Gipson was born October 11, 1920 in Banks County. He was preceded ...

Hall

James T. "Jim" Boswell, 58, Murrayville
Mr. James T. "Jim" Boswell, age 58, of Murrayville, GA(Lumpkin County) died March 8, 2012 at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Boswell was born in Rochester, NY ...
Willie Clifford Bailey, 68, Flowery Branch
Mr. Willie Clifford Bailey of Flowery Branch Georgia passed on March 8, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 16, 2012, 1:30pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurm ...

Jackson

Richard Lyle Beller, 75, Jefferson
Richard Lyle Beller (Dick Beller) passed on to eternal life with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 5, 2012. He died during emergency surgery to repair a ruptured aorta. ...

White

Kegan Drake Martin, 17, Cleveland
Kegan Drake Martin, age 17 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012. Mr. Martin was born July 26, 1994 in Gainesville to Melody Drake and Tim Martin. He was a senior at Wh ...
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