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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 31st, 2012

Banks

Jessie D. Wade, 81, Homer
Jessie D. Wade, age 81 of Homer, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Banks County on August 22, 1931, he was the son of the late Solmo ...

Forsyth

Nettie Louis Neisler, 87, Cumming
Nettie Louis Neisler, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2012. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a resident of Tara Plantation. Nettie is precede ...

Gwinnett

Kenneth Wade "Kenny" Mason, 53, Lawrenceville
Mr. Kenneth Wade "Kenny" Mason, age 53, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Alexander Mason; nie ...
Richard Leonard Barnes, 58, Lawrenceville
Richard Leonard Barnes, Jr, 58, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 31st, 2012.The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later d ...

Habersham

Willie Melissa McCall Dixon, 88, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Willie Melissa McCall Dixon, age 88, of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Robin Martin ...

Hall

Bernice Carter Derrer, 81, Hoschton
Bernice Carter Derrer age 81 of Hoschton passed away Friday August 31, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Family will hold a private service at a later date. Mrs. Derrer wa ...

Jackson

Bonnie Nell Carroll, 77, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Bonnie Nell Carroll, age 77, of Nicholson, GA, who passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012.Mrs. Carroll was a daughter of the late All ...
Gwendolyn Minish Johnson, 88, Jefferson
ans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Gwendolyn Minish Johnson, 88, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012.Mrs. Johnson was born in Madison County ...

Other

Emiliya Vinitskaya, 80, Roswell
Emiliya Vinitskaya, 80, of Roswell, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 31st, 2012. The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later date.Arrangeme ...

Rabun

James A. Miller, 68, Clayton
James A. Miller, 68 ClaytonJames A. Miller, who was a kind, loving, gentle and devoted husband, father and papa, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 peacefully in the arms of his b ...

White

Andrew "Andy" Dwight Almond, age 63 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Almond was born August 29, 1949 ...
Andrew Dwight Almond, 63, Cleveland
Andrew Dwight Almond, age 63, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be ...
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