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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 2nd, 2012

Dawson

Margaret Ann Brown, 69, Dawsonville
Margaret Ann Brown, age 69, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 following a period of declining health.Margaret was born November 14, 1942 in Smyrna, GA to the lat ...

Forsyth

Patty Thomas, 79, Cumming
Patty Thomas, age 79 of Cumming, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012. She was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church in Alpharetta where she served as a trustee. Survivors incl ...

Habersham

Ronnie Lee Gunn, 54, Clarkesville
Ronnie Lee Gunn, age 54 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, July 02, 2012. Born in Habersham County, GA on October 24, 1957, he was a son of Mildred Free Gunn of Demorest and the ...

Hall

Donald McLean Hughes, 77, Gainesville
Donald McLean Hughes, 77, of Gainesville, passed away July 2, 2012 following injuries sustained in an auto accident. A Memorial service will be held Friday, July 6, 2012 at 7:00 p. ...
Mr. Robert William "Bill" Butler, Jr. 76, of Gainesville, died Monday July 2, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Butler ...
Willie Grace Baugh, 94, Lula
Willie Grace Baugh, age 94 of Lula, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, July ...

Jackson

Ray A. Phagan, 72, Commerce
Ray A. Phagan, age 72 of Commerce, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday ...

Lumpkin

Woodrow Parks, 99, Dahlonega
Woodrow Parks, 99 passed away July 2, 2012. Mr. Parks is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Garrett Parks; Parents Harvey Frank & Sallie Green Parks; sisters, Mary Lou Ch ...

Other

Thomas Lee Davis, 56, Monroe
Thomas Lee Davis, age 56, of Monroe passed away Monday, July 2, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhom ...
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