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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 17th, 2012

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Bobby Gerald Fisher, 60, Auburn
Mr. Bobby Gerald Fisher, age 60, of Auburn, passed away, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Funeral services will be announced at a later date by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton ...

Dawson

Afton Day, 74, Dawsonville
Afton Day, age 74, daughter of Hans and Eunice Jensen, succumbed to cancer on June 17, 2012. She lived one day at a time, grateful that she wasn't a handcart pioneer, and tha ...

Forsyth

Virginia Craig Conte Winchester, born August 2, 1924 in Monroe County, Georgia, where she spent her childhood on a farm owned by her parents, Harvey Craig and Martha Lee Sutton Gr ...

Hall

Leonard Thomas "L.T." Woodruff, age 82 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Gra ...
Marilyn (Summers) Williamson, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Marilyn (Summers) Williamson, age 77, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 at her residence, following a courageous battle with pancreatic ca ...

Jackson

Estelle Chow, 90, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Estelle Chow, 91, of Pendergrass, Georgia, passed away Sunday June 17, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, Georgia. A native ...
Howell Johnson Thomas, 92, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for Howell Johnson Thomas 92 of Commerce who died Sunday June 17, 2012. Survivors include a son Johnny (Amy) Thomas of Commerce, a da ...
Latrelle Cody Bennett, 79, Maysville
Mrs. Latrelle Cody Bennett, age 79 of Maysville died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Bennett was born in Jackson County to the late, Roy and Lula Peppers Cody. Mrs. ...
Mary Fleming Waters, 86, Jefferson
Mary Fleming Waters, 86, formerly of Lake City, FL, died Sunday, June 17th, 2012 at Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville, GA.Born in Olustee, FL, on April 28, 1926, she was the d ...
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