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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 12th, 2012

Dawson

Winford Jake Mills, 72, Dawsonville
Mr. Winford Jake Mills, age 72, of Dawsonville, GA died Friday May 11, 2012, at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, GA.Mr. Mills was born January 17, 1940 in Cumming, GA. H ...

Forsyth

Marvin L. Jett, 83, Cumming
Marvin L. Jett, age 83, of Cumming passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. Marvin is preceded in death by his wife, Aby Akins Jett. Surv ...
Mildred Louise Hardin, 80, Decatur
Mildred "Millie" Louise Hardin, 80 of Decatur, GA passed away May 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard H. Hardin. She is survived by her daughter ...

Hall

Annie Lois Whelchel, 61, Gainesville
Annie Lois Whelchel age 61 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday May 12, 2012.Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Arvin Chandler Gearin, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Arvin Chandler Gearin, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Monda ...
Barbara Bryan Moon, 61, Lula
Barbara Bryan Moon, age 61 of Lula, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012. Born in Atlanta, GA on August 26, 1950, she was a daughter of the late John Edward and Sarah Margadean Hicks ...
Doris Dorsey Nalley, 81, Marietta
Doris Dorsey Nalley, age 81, of Marietta, Georgia, died at Halcyon Hospice - Altus House in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 12, 2012. She was the daughter of Mattie Bell Sosebee Dorsey an ...
Maria Matilde Mendoza, 72, Gainesville
Maria Matilde Mendoza, 72 of Gainesville died Saturday May 12, 2012 at her residence. At the request of the family Mrs. Mendoza was cremated and the family will have a visitation a ...

Jackson

Leita Virginia Nix, 84, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Leita Virginia Nix 84 of Commerce who died Saturday May 12, 2012. Survivors include a sister Lydia Allen of Gainesville and a number of ni ...

Lumpkin

Joanne Carol Fowler, 73, Dahlonega
Joanne Carol Fowler, 73, of Dahlonega, GA died on May 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in San Diego, CA she was the daughter of the late Ole and Elizabeth Jensen ...
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