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Local Obits for Fri. May 11th, 2012

Banks

William Frank Maxwell, age 65 of Lula, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at his residence. Born in Floyd County, GA on June 15, 1946, he was a son of the late Jessie and Katherine ...

Dawson

Frances Harben Thurmond, 84, Dawsonville
Frances Harben Thurmond, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Friday May 11, 2012 at New Horizons West following an extended illness.Born February 26, 1928 to the late John Silvey and Fl ...

Habersham

Elsie M. Davis, 58, Mt Airy
Elsie May Davis, age 58 of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012.Born in Ripley, West Virginia on April 4, 1954, she was a daughter of the late Pat and Julia Gates Ramsey. Mr ...
Larry Jennings Swain, 76, Baldwin
Larry Jennings Swain, age 76 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at his residence. Born in Hunnington, West Virginia on July 21, 1935, he was the son of the late John and ...

Hall

Austin Pethel, 87, Gainesville
Reverend Austin Pethel, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sun ...
Bettie Young, 72, Gainesville
Bettie Young age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on May 11, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Bettie Young Wilkins, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Sue Young Wilkins, age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on May 11, 2012. She is survived by her loving husband, Mr. Clyde E. Wilkins, three daughters: Matavien Smith, S ...
Jewell Stover, 65, Lula
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday May 17, 2012 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Jewell W. "J.W." Stover, 65 ,of Lula, Ga.. Rev. Verner London officiating. ...
Ray Satterfield, 83, Gainesville
Ray Odell Satterfield passed away on Friday May 11, 2012 at New Horizon North Nursing Home following an extended illness. Ray was born in Cleveland, Georgia to the late Marvin & ...
Mr. William Herman "Bill" Collins, age 80, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012 at his home.Born February 10, 1932 in Stephens County, he was a son of the late Fred Lee and M ...

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Jean Edward David, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jean Edward David of Cleveland. Mr. David passed away Friday, May 11, 2012.Memorial services are scheduled for 7:00pm ...
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