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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 18th, 2012

Dawson

Jettie S. Johnson, 96, Dawsonville
Jettie S. Johnson, 96, of Ormond Beach, Florida, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away March 9, 2012.Born September 18, 1915 in Henry, North Carolina to the late Charlie and Sarah S ...

Forsyth

Lisa Luann Knight, 46, Cumming
Lisa Luann Knight, 46, of Cumming and Fayetteville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012.The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Sunday, ...

Habersham

Frank Matthew Kelley, 94, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Frank Matthew Kelley, age 94, of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Wesley Purcell and Rev. ...
Nellie Ivie Tench, 86, Cornelia
Nellie Ivie Tench, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Mrs. Tench was born in Habersham County, Georgia on June 10, 1925, t ...
Paul A. Mitchell, 76, Clarkesville
Paul A. Mitchell, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Oaks at Scenic View following an extended illness. Mr. Mitchell was born on Aug ...

Hall

Annie Ruth Day, 71, Gainesville
Annie Ruth Day, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday Morning, April 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funera ...
Arvin Anderson, Murrayville
Funeral services for Arvin Anderson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday April 20, 2012 in Wahoo Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Anderson, Th ...
Carroll Lamar Sheridan, 66, Gainesville
Funeral services ares scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Oak Grove Baptist Church for Carrroll Lamar Sheridan, age 66. of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle and Rev ...
Lois Jean Wischmann, 70, Braselton
Mrs. Lois Jean Wischmann, age 70, of Braselton, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012 from ...
Mary Harrison Tanner, 66, Gainesville
Mary Harrison Tanner, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Memorial ...

Jackson

Eric Carlton Smith, 42, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eric Carlton Smith, 42, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away Wednesday April 18, 2012. Mr. Smith was born in Winder, Ga. a son of th ...
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