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Local Obits for Thu. May 17th, 2012

Forsyth

Brian Smith Nash, 50, Cumming
Mr. Brian Smith Nash, 50, of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012.Survivors include his wife, Raylynn Nash of Cumming; father, Col. Donald Nash (USAF Ret.) of New Orleans ...

Habersham

Jean Nicholson Free, 88, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Jean Nicholson Free, age 88, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow the s ...
Thomas B. Coon, 73, Clarkesville
Thomas B. Coon, age 73, of Clarkesville passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville ...

Hall

Bobby Gillespie, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Bobby Gillespie age 72 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday May 17, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an sudden illness. Funeral services ar ...
Ernest Lee Chambers, 82, Gainesville
Ernest Lee Chambers, 82, of Gainesville passed away Thursday May 17, 2012 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming Ga following an extended illness.Graveside services will be held Sunday Ma ...
George Bryant Roberts, 80, Clermont
Mr. George Bryant Roberts, age 80, of Clermont, Georgia, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Summers Landing Assisted Living facility in Gainesville. Funeral services are schedul ...

Jackson

Mary June Jackson, 71, Colbert
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary June Jackson, age 71, of Colbert, Ga., who passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012.Mrs. Jackson was born in Clarke County, Ga. a d ...

Stephens

Mr. John Vernon Wilkinson, Sr. age 81, of Toccoa died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at his home. Born May 3, 1931 in Stephens County, he was the son of the late Joe and Mildred Purcell W ...

White

George Childers Triplett, Sr., age 88 of Sautee, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Habersham Medical Center. Mr. Triplett was born October 27, 1923 in Attalla, AL to the late L ...
Scott Pierce, 57, Cleveland
Mr. Scott Pierce, age 57, of Cleveland passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. No Services are scheduled at this time.Mr. Pierce was born June 9, 1954 to ...
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