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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 5th, 2012

Dawson

Mary Susan Verhine, 63, Dawsonville
Mary Susan Verhine, 63, of Dawsonville passed away on Thursday, April 5th, 2012. The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service.Arrangements by Byars Funeral ...

Forsyth

Isabella Contacessa, 92, Cumming
Isabella Contacessa, 92, of Woodstock passed away on Thursday, April 5th, 2012. The family will be announcing funeral services to be held at Chapey & Son's Funeral Home lo ...
Mr. William Thomas Chadwick, age 74, of Forsyth County passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012.Mr. Chadwick is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Chadwick; granddaughter, Heather C ...

Gwinnett

Kenneth Edward Savage Sr., 65, Lawrenceville
Kenneth Edward Savage Sr., 65, of Lawrenceville passed away on Thursday, April 5th, 2012.The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service.Arrangements by Byars ...

Hall

Margaret Davidson Brown, 82, Gainesville
Margaret Davidson Brown, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Ollie Smith, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Ollie Smith, age 90 of Gainesville, GA passed away on April 05, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Ronald S. Bair, 76, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday April 7, 2012, at Christ Lutheran Church for Ronald S. Bair, 76, of Gainesville. Pastor Andy Seibert will officiate. The family ...

Lumpkin

Joyce Barrett, 78, Dahlonega
Mrs. Joyce Barrett, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA, died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, GA.Mrs. Barrett was a native and lifelong resident of ...

Towns

Martha Cornelius Elliott, 85, Hiawassee
Martha Cornelius Elliott, age 85 of Hiawassee, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...

White

Caleb Joseph Higdon, 29, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Caleb Joseph Higdon, age 29 of Cleveland. Mr. Higdon passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012 Mr. Higdon was born on Septe ...
Loy Clayton Payne, 76, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Loy Clayton Payne, age 76 of Cleveland. Mr. Payne went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 05, 2012 surrounde ...
Walter Anthony Winkler, 55, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Walter Anthony Winkler , age 55 of Cleveland. Mr. Winkler passed away Thursday, April 05, 2012.Mr. Winkler was born i ...
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