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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 19th, 2012

Forsyth

Donald R. Ricks, 80, Cumming
Donald R. Ricks, 80, of Cumming, GA died on July 19, 2012 at Embracing Hospice House after a long struggle with Parkinson's and dementia. He was born in Soperton, GA on May 2 ...

Gwinnett

Fred Eugene Ulery, 87, Buford
Fred Eugene Ulery, Jr., age 87, of Buford passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012. Fred loved to golf and to garden. He was a member of Buford First United Methodist Church. He is ...

Hall

Herbert W. Robinson, 95, Oakwood
Dr. Herbert W. Robinson, 95, of Oakwood passed away Thursday July 19, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born December 25, 1916 in Daws ...
Virginia Lanelle Smith, 74, Murrayville
Mrs. Virginia Lanelle Smith, 74 of Murrayville died Thursday July 19, 2012.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Grady and Clara Mae Kitchens ...

Jackson

David Gwayne Brookshire, 55, Braselton
David Gwayne Brookshire, age 55, of Braselton, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services ...

Lumpkin

Warthen "Buddy" Williford, 86, Dahlonega
Warthen "Buddy" Williford, 86, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday July 18, 2012 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health.Born November 6, 192 ...
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