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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 20th, 2012

Forsyth

Teena Williams, 61, Roswell
Teena Williams, age 61, of Roswell passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012. She is preceded in death by her parents, Max and Jane Hicks.Survivors include her husband, Morris Williams; ...
Waneta Mae Spurgin, 86, Cumming
Waneta Mae Spurgin, 86, of Cumming, passed away May 20, 2012. Born in Monroe, Iowa, she was the daughter of Edith and Frank Cline. She was preceded in death by her husband, David ...

Habersham

Anthony Wayne Crawford, 58, Baldwin
Anthony Wayne "Tony" Crawford, age 58, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012, following an extended illness. Mr. Crawford was born in London, Kentucky o ...
Kim Timothy McEntire, 47, Demorest
Kim Timothy "Timmy" McEntire, age 47 of Demorest, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Atlanta.Born in Gwinnett County on September 18, 1964, ...
Lucille E. Augustine, 84, Demorest
Mrs. Lucille E. Augustine, age 84 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Habersham Home West following an extended illness. Born in Buffalo, New York on October 11, 1927, ...

Hall

Mrs. Flora Williams Martin, age 91 of Lula passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at New Horizons West in Gainesville, following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Raymond Hoyt 'Bear' Standridge,age 38, of Gillsville, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012 following a sudden illness.Mr. Standridge was born in Commerce, Georgia on Febru ...
Ronnie Jester, Locust Grove
Mr. Ronnie Jester of Locust Grove, GA passed away on May 20, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home

Stephens

Billy Ray Knight, 68, Toccoa
Mr. Billy Ray Knight, age 68, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Stephens County Hospital.Born December 3, 1943 in Walton County, GA, he was a son of the late Lonnie a ...
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