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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Apr 27th, 2012

Dawson

Ruby Chumbley, 77, Marble Hill
Ruby Chumbley, 77, of Marble Hill passed away Friday April 27, 2012 at Kennestone Hospital following a period of declining health.Born January 29, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia to the l ...

Habersham

Billy Sam Barnette, 77, Demorest
Billy Sam Barnette, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia and formerly of Braselton, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Stephens County Hospital. Mr. Barnette was born in Jac ...
Mary Mize Underwood, 80, Cornelia
Mary Mize Underwood, age 80 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born April 30, 1931 in White County, she was a daughter of th ...

Hall

Dolores M. Darling Nix, 74, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dolores M. Darling Nix, age 74, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 following an extended illness.Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2012 a ...
E.G. Thompson, 79, Gainesville
Mr. E.G. "Tom" Thompson, 79 of Gainesville died Thursday April 26, 2012 at a private nursing home.Born in Forsyth County, Mr. Thompson had lived in Hall County for most o ...
Jeanette N. Skelton, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jeanette N. Skelton, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services will be Sunday April 29, 2012 ...
John R. (Mac) McPherson, 85, Chestnut Mountain
John R. (Mac) McPherson of Chestnut Mountain, GA passed away on Friday, April 27. John was born in Lenoir City, TN on January 2, 1927. His family later moved to Knoxville, TN where ...
Ronald W. Chandler, 76, Flowery Branch
Ronald W. Chandler, age 76 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday April 27, 2012 at home following an extended illness and hospitalization.Mr. Chandler was born December 15, 1935 ...
Ronald Winfred Chandler, 76, Gainesville
Ronald Winfred Chandler, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jackson

Larry Michael Haynes, 66, Hoschton
Mr. Larry Michael Haynes, age 66, of Hoschton, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Lawson Funeral Home. Inter ...

White

Sheryl Roberts Reid, 49, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Sheryl Lee Roberts Reid, age 49 of Cleveland. Mrs. Reid passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services are sch ...
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