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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 24th, 2012

Dawson

Frances Kendrix, 76, Dawsonville
Frances Kendrix, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 24, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born April 1, 1936 to the late Dave and Elizer Kimbral ...
Jimmy L. Jones, 79, Dawsonville
Jimmy L. Jones, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 24, 2012 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following an extended illness.Born May 28, 1933 to the late Irvie and Lula Jones ...

Hall

Charles W. "Chuck" Baker, 77, Gainesville
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. July 28 in the Chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Charles W. "Chuck" Baker, 77, of Gainesville. Rev. Marshall Dal ...
Gynelle Eubanks Otting, 89, Gainesville
Gynelle Eubanks Otting, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at The Oaks at Scenic View, Baldwin following an extended illness. Graveside servic ...
Rev. Joseph Earls, 81, Gainesville
Rev. Joseph Earls, age 81 of Gainesville, GA passed away on July 24, 2012. He is survived by his wife Zeldia Earls, two daughters: Brenda (Victor) Colbert, Priscilla (Arthur) Jones ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Albert Edward Hopcraft, Sr., age 86, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Mr. Hopcraft was born in Mansfield, MA, ...
Jerry Ahern, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jerry Ahern, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Mr. Ahern was born in Chicago, ILL, a son to the late Jo ...
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