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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 7th, 2012

Dawson

Charles B. Finley, 64, Dawsonville
Charles B. Finley, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 4, 2012 at Grady Memorial Hospital. Born July 5, 1947 to the late Charlie and Dorothy Finley, he was a lifelong res ...
Venitta M. Pruett, 91, Dawsonville
Venitta M. Pruett, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday July 7, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health. Mrs. Pruett was born January 1, 1921 in Dawson Cou ...

Forsyth

Kate Hyde, 90, Cumming
Kate Hyde, age 90, of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 following a brief illness. She was the last of 9 children of General Washington and Lottie Arizona Spriggs R ...

Habersham

DOROTHY ELIZABETH MCMULLAN, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at a private care facility following an extended illness. Mrs. McMullan was born on ...
Edwin Morris Brown, 66, Demorest
EDWIN MORRIS BROWN, JR., age 66, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away onSaturday, July 7, 2012.Mr. Brown was born on August 5, 1945, in Senoia, Georgia; son of thelate Edwin Morris Br ...
LORAN MEALOR, 79, Demorest
LORAN MEALOR, age 79, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Mealor was born in Banks County, Georgia, on July 27 ...

Hall

Ruthlene M. Savage, 76, Lula
Ruthlene M. Savage, age 76 of Lula, passed away Saturday, July 07, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Savage was born January 1, 1936 in Cleveland, GA to the ...

Jackson

Lisa Lord Jacobs, 51, Commerce
Lisa Lord Jacobs, 51, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on July 7, 2012. She was born in Commerce, GA to Larry and Louise Lord. Lisa worked in the Extended Day Program a ...

Lumpkin

Janie Lou Fortner, 70, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Janie Lou Fortner, age 70 of Dahlonega. Mrs. Fortner passed away Saturday, July 07, 2012. Services are scheduled for ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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