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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 13th, 2012

Dawson

Ruby May Jones, 85, Dawsonville
Ruby May Jones, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday July 12, 2012 at the Bell Minor Home following a period of declining health.Born October 10, 1926 in Hall County to the late ...

Habersham

Mr. Ralph Phillip Jones, age 51 of Alto, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, ...

Hall

Eloise Lorraine Thomas, 64, Gainesville
Ms. Eloise Lorraine Thomas, age 64 of Gainesville, GA passed away on July 13, 2012.Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Elsie J. Wilson, 94, Lula
Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Monday July 16, 2012 at White Hall Baptist Church for Mrs. Elsie J. Wilson age 94 of Lula. The Rev. Bill Surrett and Rev. Chris Segars ...
Sharon Molina, 46, Gainesville
Sharon Molina, 46, of Gainesville passed away July 13, 2012.Memorial Services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Thursday July 19, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Ms. Shar ...
Willie Bell Prather, 56, Gainesville
Willie Bell Prather was born April 13, 1956 to the late Doshie Mae Cantrell and Ernest J. Jowers. She was preceded in death by her sister West Lou Statham. After fighting a long ...
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