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Local Obits for Thu. May 31st, 2012

Dawson

Chris Parker, 53, Dawsonville
Chris Parker, 53, of Gainesville passed away Thursday May 31, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born November 30, 1958 in Decatur, Illinois to the ...

Gwinnett

Howard C. "Buddy" Ebert, age 69 of Buford, GA died Thursday, May 31, 2012. Funeral Service will be held Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...

Habersham

Eva Kathryn Simmons Smith, 91, Baldwin, formely of Demorest
Eva Kathryn Simmons Smith, age 91, of Baldwin, Georgia, formerly of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012.Ms. Smith was born on October 2, 1920, in Jackson Count ...
Haymon "Hammer" Johnson, age 44, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Hammer was born in Seneca ...
Marie Cammer Mead, 77, Clarkesville
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Marie Cammer Mead, age 77, of Clarkesville.Mrs. Mead died May 31, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center.Those wishing may send cond ...

Hall

John R. "Charlie" Pierson, Jr., age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Mildred Faye Stevens, 72, Gainesville
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Mildred Faye Stevens, 72, of Gainesville.Those wis ...
Raymond Harold Sewell, 68, Murrayville
Mr. Raymond Harold Sewell, 68 of Murrayville, Ga. died Thursday May 31, 2012 at his residence. Born in Hartwell, Georgia, Mr. Sewell had lived in Hall County for most of his life. ...
Sarah Edge, 86, Gainesville
Sarah Elizabeth Edge, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at New Horizon's West Nursing Home following an extended illness. Fune ...
William "Bill" Greer, 87, Gainesville
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday June 4, 2012, at Lanier Village Estates Chapel for William "Bill" Greer, 87, of Gainesville. Interment will follow in ...

Stephens

Ines Rehnelt Caldwell, 51, Toccoa
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Ines Rehnelt Caldwell, age 51, of Toccoa.Mrs. Caldwell died May 31, 2012 at Northside Hospital.Those wishing may send condolences at ...
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