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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 26th, 2012

Dawson

Andrew Jack Dossett, II, 41, Dawsonville
Andrew Jack Dossett, II, 41, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Tuesday June 26, 2012 at Embracing Hospice following an extended illness.Born June 16, 1971 in LaFollette, Tennessee, he ...

Gwinnett

Tate Collis Frady, 74, Suwanee
Tate Collis Frady, age 74, of Suwanee passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Tate was a deacon at Lighthouse Baptist Church and a follower of the Lord. He liked teaching Bible Study ...

Habersham

Howard L. McAllister, 84, Clarkesville
Howard L. McAllister, age 84, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. McAllister ...

Hall

A celebration of the life of Anna Malissa Norton Tubbs will take place at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Gainesville First United Methodist Church. The family will receive ...
Walt Colburn Jetton Jr., 44, Gainesville
Mr. Walt Colburn Jetton, Jr. age 44, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.Memorial Park North Riverside Chap ...

Lumpkin

Henry Preston Wilkerson, Sr., 94, Murrayville
Mr. Henry Preston Wilkerson Sr, age 94, of Murrayville, GA, Lumpkin County, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA.Mr. Wilkerson was a nat ...

Other

Leila Lathem, 83, Ball Ground
Leila Lathem, age 83, of Ballground, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012.Memorial visitation was held Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.Ingram Funeral Hom ...

Rabun

Margaret (Beth) Elizabeth Justus Wilbanks, 68, of Clayton, Georgia, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, June 26, 2012 at Stephens County Hospital in Toccoa, GA. She was born ...
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