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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 17th, 2012

Dawson

Barbara Carnes Bearden, 77, Dawsonville
Barbara Carnes Bearden, age 77 of Dawsonville, passed Barbara Carnes Bearden, age 77 of Dawsonville, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012. She was a lifetime member of New Harmony B ...

Forsyth

Donna M. Black, 83, Suwanne
Donna M. Black, 83, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012.A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Chur ...

Habersham

Blondine Wood Lovell, 90, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Blondine Wood Lovell, age 90, of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM from the Providence Baptist Church. Dr. Don Drawdy will offic ...
Rufus Odell Willis, Jr, 67, Baldwin
Rufus Odell Willis, Jr., age 67, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Mr. Willis was born in Commerce, Georgia on October 10, 1944, to the late Rufus Odell W ...

Hall

Joseph Larry Thomas, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Larry Thomas, 64 of Gainesville died Tuesday April 17, 2012 at his residence. A life long resident of Hall County, Mr. Thomas was the son of the late Gerald Dean and Gen ...
Nelba Riel, 86, Cumming
Nelba Riel, 86, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 with her loving family at her side. At this time the Memorial Service is pending and will be announced. ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Brown Carruth Arnold, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.Mrs. Arnold was born in Nicholson, Ga. a dau ...
George A. "Andy" Messer, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. George A. "Andy" Messer, 72, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Tuesday April 17, 2012 at his residence after a period of dec ...
Raymond Jullian Socha, 70, Bogart
Mr. Raymond Jullian Socha, age 70, of Bogart, GA died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Mr. Socha was born in Norwich to the late Jullian and Sophie Glinsk ...

Lumpkin

Ray Maness, 70, Dahlonega
Mr. Ray Maness, age, 70, of Dahlonega, GA, died Tuesday April 17, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mr. Maness was a Jackson County native who had li ...
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