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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 23rd, 2012

Forsyth

Rupert Lee Milford, 63, Cumming
Rupert Lee Milford, age 63, a native and lifelong resident of Cumming, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Hulet Milford.Survivors includ ...

Habersham

Hoyt Grady Colston, 88, Demorest
Mr. Hoyt Grady Colston, age 88 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Habersham County, Georgia on April 07, ...

Hall

Fred Ricky Miller, 57, Lula
Fred "Ricky" Miller, age 57 of Lula, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Mond ...
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