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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 23rd, 2012

Forsyth

Dennis Lynn Tallant, 45, Cumming
Dennis Lynn Tallant, age 45, of Cumming passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012. Survivors include wife, Melissa Tallant; children, Chase Tallant, Chelsea Tallant, Dusty Tallant all o ...
Ronald Floyd Evans, 69, Cumming
Ronald Floyd Evans, 69, of Cumming, GA died on June 23, 2012 in Texas. Born in Topton, NC he was the son of the late Hugh and Edna Evans.He is survived by his beloved wife, Dianne ...

Gwinnett

Helen Dollar Banks, 79, Buford
Helen Dollar Banks, age 79 of Buford, GA entered into eternal rest, Friday, June 22, 2012 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Monday, June 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM a ...

Hall

John W. "J.W." Thomas, 93, Gainesville
Mr. John W. "J.W." Thomas age 93 of Gainesville passed away Saturday June 23, 2012 at the New Horizon West Nursing Home.Mr. Thomas was born June 14, 1919 in Gainesville t ...

Jackson

Annette Johns, 54, Jefferson
Annette Johns, age 54, of Jefferson passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneral ...
Daune Leslie Mills, 45, Commerce
Daune Leslie Mills, age 45, of Commerce passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfun ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.