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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 12th, 2012

Forsyth

George Watkins Ewell, 71, Cumming
George Watkins Ewell lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on September 12, 2012, after a four year struggle.George was born on June 14, 1941, in North Augusta, Georgia. He lived ...
Melba Williams, 74, Cumming
Melba Williams, age 74 of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Jack C. Williams; children, Ken Williams and Jacqueline Williams.M ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Dorothy Richardson Gravitt, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence R. Gravitt; sons, Jerry Lamar ...
Mary Jean Jenkins, 92, Dacula
Mrs. Mary Jean Jenkins, age 92, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Edward Jenkins. She is survived by her daug ...
Wendell Freeman, 88, Lawrenceville
Mr. Wendell Freeman, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-eight years, Sally Gibbs Freeman; par ...
Wiley Hutto, Jr, 69, Buford
Mr. Wiley Hutto, Jr., age 69, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. He is survived by his wife of forty six years, Betty Jean Collins Hutto, Buford, GA; daughte ...

Hall

Brenda Fortson Collins, 57, Gillsville
Mrs. Brenda Fortson Collins, age 57, of Gillsville, Georgia, passed Thursday, September 6, 2012. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at Antioch ...
Hallie Marie Roberts, 67, Oakwood
Mrs. Hallie Marie Roberts, age 67, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 11:30 a.m., Friday, September 14, ...
Mildred Winona Cassidy, 83, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Mildred Winona Cassidy, age 83, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A private Memorial Service will be held at a la ...

Lumpkin

James Edward VanMeter Sr., age 80, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.Mr. VanMeter was born in Aragon, GA and had lived ...
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